Naples, 1750. In the dead of night, three men with swords burst
into the palazzo of a marquis. Their leader, the Prince of San
Severo, accuses the marquis of being an imposter, and demands to
know a secret only the marquis harbors. In the fight that ensues,
the false marquis escapes over the rooftops of Naples, leaving
behind a burning palazzo and a raging prince now obsessed with
finding his quarry at any cost.
Baghdad, 2003. An army unit on a routine mission makes a horrifying
discovery: a state- of-the-art, concealed lab where
dozens—men, women, children—have died, the subjects of
gruesome experiments. The mysterious scientist they were after, a
man believed to be working on a bioweapon and known only as the
hakeem—the doctor—escapes, taking with him the
startling truth about his work. A puzzling clue is left behind: a
circular symbol of a snake feeding on its own tail.
As the power of the symbol comes to light, revealing the centuries
of destruction left in its wake, one unsuspecting woman stands at
the center of a conspiracy that could change the world forever. In
the masterful hands of international bestseller Raymond Khoury,
The Sanctuary delivers the same rapid-fire suspense and
provocative scholarship that made The Last Templar a
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