NASA's Hubbell space telescope operational computer has
been hacked and the scientist in control of it is missing.
A cryptic "end of days" message is left on the computer, as
well as a disturbing countdown clock. Then another closely
guarded space-probing satellite program is sabotaged and
its head scientist has also disappeared. With a scant
amount of clues, FBI agents Franklin and Shepherd are faced
with a daunting task. But FBI recruit Shepherd is an
educated cosmologist, which gives him a big advantage
working the investigation. With unusual events occurring
throughout the world, will Shepherd and Franklin be able to
discern what it all means and put an end to it before
the "end of days" occurs?
Flashback to eight months earlier and we see that a
horrific disease is killing legions of people in Ruin, the
Turkish village sitting at the base of the Citadel, an
ancient monastery. The viral blight took hold following an
explosion within the Citadel. Journalist Liv Adamson and
humanitarian worker/ex-special forces operative Gabriel
Mann were present, at the time, but both of them are
missing. Gabe is sure he's been infected, so he flees from
his lover Liv before he can pass the disease on to her.
She's devastated not knowing where Gabe is -- or if he's
alive. As Liv tries to decipher the prophecy encrypted on
the Starmap stone in early language symbols, she searches
for Gabe, who's returned to Ruin and the source of the
blight. Neither Gabe nor Liv can imagine what fate has in
store for them as the "end of days" nears.
Simon Toyne's THE TOWER is the final entry in his
incomparable Sanctus trilogy, which includes SANCTUS and
THE KEY. Filled with riveting intrigue, relentless action,
multifaceted plotting and vibrant narrative, this
extraordinary arcane thriller will keep readers enthralled
for all of its nearly 600 pages. The flashback sections are
easy to follow by the utilization of italicized font for
those events occurring eight months prior. Simon
Toyne's skillful writing expertise is evident in THE
TOWER, as it was in the first two books, ranking him right
up there with the best.
In The Tower, the thrilling conclusion to Simon Toyne's
bestselling Sanctus trilogy, an ominous countdown has begun
that some believe could be the first sign of an imminent
Toyne's latest thriller opens at the NASA Control Center in
Maryland where the center's director has gone missing and
all that can be found is a bizarre message on his computer
screen. FBI Agent J. J. Shepherd believes some of this
might be related to an explosion at the Citadel, a
secretive monastery in Ruin, Turkey; the viral outbreak
that followed there; and the chilling disappearance of a
woman named Liv Adamsen.
As strange events and natural disasters occur around the
world, Liv searches for the final secrets of the prophecy,
while inside the walls of the Ruin, her lover, Gabriel
Mann, infected by the virus, battles to survive. Is this
the end of days?
In the tradition of Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code and Steve
Berry's The Columbus Affair, The Tower will keep you
riveted until the very last twist.