Sunday, 16 January 2011

Book Review - 'The Lost Relic' by Scott Mariani

'The Lost Relic'
Scott Mariani
Avon: 2011
ISBN No-13: 978 1 84756 197 8

If you are looking for a story that contains, adventure, thrills, conspiracy, terror, drama and a touch of romance, then a new book due to be released shortly called ‘The Lost Relic’, has it all!

‘The Lost Relic’ written by Scott Mariani, is the sixth book in The Sunday Times bestselling series featuring ex-SAS hero and former theology scholar Ben Hope.

Without divulging any spoilers in relation to this particular story, the tale begins when Ben Hope unwittingly walks into a deadly mission while visiting a former SAS comrade in Italy. When becoming involved as a witness to a brutal gallery robbery, where a seemingly worthless sketch was the principal target, little did Ben Hope know that he would become embroiled in a conspiracy that would involve a Russian gang, their Italian partners, the Carabinieri and the British Serious Organised Crime Agency!

This is the first book written by Scott Mariani that I have actually read and the story held my attention right from the beginning to the very end. Once started, this book is difficult to put down!

The historical detail within this story has obviously been very well researched by Scott, and blends in well with his tale as it unfolds. This is a fast paced story with plenty of adventure and twists, and is not for the faint-hearted in places!

This book is an excellent read, and I will not be at all surprised if it fairly quickly reaches the top of the book charts when it is released by its publisher Avon, on 20th January 2011. In my humble opinion, this is a 'must' read book!!


  1. I like the cover and the synposis, but it just sounds a bit too similar to the Dan Brown novels about Robert Langdon ....

  2. Hi Sam,
    Thanks for calling by and reading my review! It's very much appreciated.I know what you mean by the Dan Brown thing, and believe it or not I am probably one of the few that did not like The Da Vinci Code and all the hype that went with it! As I stated in my review this is the first book of Scott Marianti's that I have read even though it is the sixth book of this series. I did not need to read the previous five books to understand what was going on in this book. 'The Lost Relic' is an easily read book that stands solely on it's own, and that is one of the main features I did like about it. Of course everyone has their own favourite genres that they like to read, and for some, this book may not fit their reading tastes, but that is the world we live in!;-) Just some rambling thoughts of mine!!:-) Best wishes for now.


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