Gold of Kings

A Novel

Gold of Kings

Investigating the murder of her grandfather, Storm Syrrell discovers that his arts and antiques business served as a front for secret international dealings. Not only did her grandfather know of his impending death but he also left her the responsibility for his lifetime quest. 

Enter Harry Bennett, a professional treasure hunter just released from a Caribbean jail. And Emma Webb, a US Treasury agent with links to Interpol. 

Their trail leads to London, France, Istanbul, Cyprus, and ever deeper into danger. A vital clue is discovered within the Copper Scroll of Qumran: Hidden beneath the dusty mysteries of two thousand years lies a fortune in gold with timeless significance. 

With the tangled motives of greed and power coming into focus, something unexpected tugs at Storm. These treasures represent a vital connection to an ancient faith. Will her quest include a personal transformation as well?
  • Touchstone | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416556329 | 
  • May 2010
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Davis Bunn

the Author

Davis Bunn, a professional novelist for twenty years, has sales in excess of six million copies in sixteen languages. He has appeared on numerous national bestseller lists, and his titles have been Main or Featured Selections with Doubleday Bookclub, Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, Word Bookclub, Guideposts, and Crossings Bookclub. He is known for the diversity of his writing talent, from gentle gift books to high-powered thrillers.

Davis has received numerous accolades, including three Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. He currently serves as Writer-In-Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University. He is a sought-after lecturer on the craft of writing.

Davis Bunn

the Book

What was the creative spark that set you to writing Gold of Kings?

The greater part of writing is not the arranging of words on a page. It is an attitude carried within me almost every moment, often below the level of conscious awareness.

Writers try to be alert to an interesting turn of phrase, a compelling description of a landscape, a quirky trait that may shape a character. But our most important instinct is a sixth sense for a good story; when one comes into our sphere we experience a gravitational pull drawing us to seize the idea and develop it.

During the course of some research at Oxford, I came across findings about the lost treasures of the Second Temple in see more

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Davis Bunn
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Davis Bunn

Davis Bunn is the author of numerous national bestsellers in genres spanning historical sagas, contemporary thrillers, and inspirational gift books. He has received widespread critical acclaim, including three Christy Awards for excellence in fiction, and his books have sold more than six million copies in sixteen languages. He and his wife, Isabella, are affiliated with Oxford University, where Davis serves as writer in residence at Regent’s Park College. He lectures internationally on the craft of writing.