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    D.J. Niko

ISBN: 9781605422459

The Tenth Saint

by: D.J. Niko

Book 1 in the Sarah Weston Chronicles

Cambridge archaeologist Sarah Weston makes an unusual discovery in the ancient Ethiopian mountain kingdom of Aksum: a sealed tomb with inscriptions in an obscure dialect. Seeking to ascertain the translation and the identity of the entombed man, she and her colleague, American anthropologist Daniel Madigan, stumble upon a lethal conflict.

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D.J. Niko is the pseudonym for Daphne Nikolopoulos, an award-winning journalist, author, editor, and lecturer who has spent her entire adult life traveling the world. As a former travel writer and zealous adventurer, she has visited remote spots on six continents, many of which have inspired her archaeological thriller series, The Sarah Weston Chronicles. She was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and now resides in Florida with her family. Niko is currently at work on a historical novel set in tenth-century BCE Israel. Photo credit: LILA Photo
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Overview

Cambridge archaeologist Sarah Weston makes an unusual discovery in the ancient Ethiopian mountain kingdom of Aksum: a sealed tomb with inscriptions in an obscure dialect. Seeking to ascertain the translation and the identity of the entombed man, she and her colleague, American anthropologist Daniel Madigan, stumble upon a lethal conflict.

Tracking down clues in Addis Ababa and the monasteries of Lalibela, Sarah and Daniel uncover a codex in a subterranean library revealing a set of prophecies about Earth’s final hours written by a man hailed by Coptic mystics as Ethiopia’s tenth saint. Violently opposed by the corrupt director of antiquities at the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, they’re left for dead in the heart of the Simien Mountains. Surviving to journey to Paris, Sarah is given another piece of the ancient puzzle: a fourteenth-century letter describing catastrophic events leading to the planet’s demise.

Connecting the two discoveries, Sarah faces a deadly intercontinental conspiracy to keep the secret of the tenth saint buried. Risking her reputation and her life, Sarah embarks on a quest to stall the technological advances that will surely destroy the world.

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ISBN: 9781605422459
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2012
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“The characters are lively, and the story is fast-paced and exciting, especially for inveterate fans of the genre.” ~ David Pitt, Booklist (January 2012)

“A new writer worth reading!” ~ Stephen Mertz, Author of Dragon Games

"Interesting, intricate, and intriguing, The Tenth Saint is an archeological puzzle the reader can’t wait to solve." ~ James O. Born, Author of Burn Zone

“Like The Da Vinci Code, The Tenth Saint takes you to a place you have never been, creating an adventure you will not soon forget.” ~ Laurence Leamer, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Kennedy Women, The Kennedy Men, and Sons of Camelot

"An impressive and well-researched thrill-ride....Dark tombs, buried secrets, and apocalyptic prophesies, this book has it all!" ~Ronald Malfi, Author of The Ascent and Floating Staircase

“. . . The Tenth Saint is a clever and well-written story which piqued my interest and curiosity. I enjoyed the wicked twist at the end, which I thought brought everything together cleanly. I look forward to more of Ms. Niko’s writing!” ~ Bibliophilic Book Review

“Plain and simply an action-packed thriller. D.J. delivers on that and then goes a step further." ~ Gina, Loves Romances and More

“Her descriptive powers are remarkable. Whether constructing the distant past or today, whether reproducing the foreign or the familiar, Ms. Niko brings vivid, convincing sensory detail to her settings.” ~ Phil Jason, Naples Florida Weekly (April 2012)

"With amazing descriptions, likeable characters, and a very unique story line, Niko has only begun to create a gripping series." ~ Amanda, Stains on the Page (May 8,2012)

“Fast-paced and filled with danger and action in interesting and less well-known locales, The Tenth Saint will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the end.” ~ Katherine Petersen, Fresh Fiction (August 28, 2012)