Gold of Kings
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?
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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.
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.
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