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The Seventh Commandment

twisty and gripping, the spellbinding new conspiracy thriller

By Tom Fox

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Simon Toyne meets Dan Brown: hot on the heels of Tom Fox's debut novel DOMINUS, THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT is an edge-of-your-seat religious conspiracy thriller with a high-concept hook and relentless pace

Fans of Simon Toyne and those who can't wait for Origin by Dan Brown will be gripped by The Seventh Commandment, the electrifying new conspiracy thriller by Tom Fox, author of Dominus.

'A fine mystery thriller that is both well-written and as intriguing as it is exciting' - For Winter Nights

Chaos is about to descend on the Eternal City.

The River Tiber will run with blood.
A darkness will consume the sun.

And that is just the beginning.

An ancient stone bearing seven predictions is unearthed in a dig. Then, when gunshots are fired by the river, Akkadian language specialist Angelina Calla and Vatican expert Ben Verdyx are stunned to realise they are the targets.

The tablet connects them: they are the only people in Rome who can decipher it. But can these prophecies be real? And why does someone want Ben and Angelina dead? Now they must put aside their differences to unravel the terrifying truth before their time runs out.

Biographical Notes

Tom Fox's storytelling emerges out of many years spent in academia, working on the history of the Christian Church. A respected authority on that subject, he has recently turned his attentions towards exploring the new stories that can be drawn out of its mysterious dimensions. Tom's second novel, The Seventh Commandment, is publishing in 2017.

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  • ISBN: 9781472242433
  • Publication date: 15 Jun 2017
  • Page count: 448
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With The Seventh Commandment, Tom Fox has produced another fine mystery thriller that is both well-written and as intriguing as it is exciting, and its Rome setting is excellent. I look forward to the next! — forwinternights.wordpress.com
Head and shoulders above the usual Church themed thrillers with an intelligent plot and thoughtful characters — forreadingaddicts.co.uk
The thrill of the plot, the fascinating stranger, the fabulous premise and the sympathetic character of the leading figures ensured that I was swept along by the novel and its mystery all the way to the shocking and harrowing conclusion. If you're after a fun, well-written thriller for the summer holidays then I think Dominus would suit very well indeed — forwinternights.wordpress.com
Fox uses a strong narrative and credible dialogue to propel the story forward, while also honing the short-chapter technique that fits perfectly with the numerous cliffhanger moments embedded throughout. Fox takes the reader through a fast-pace exploration of the inner workings of the Holy See and attempts to place faith and proof under the proverbial microscope. A fascinating thriller that will pull readers in from the opening pages, Fox delivers and shows his potential as a first-rate writer in the genre — pecheyponderings.wordpress.com
Dominus, a twisting, turning thriller with an intriguing mystery at its heart, pits good against evil, faith against cynicism, truth against lies... and is guaranteed to keep the pages turning from the knockout opening sequence to a shocking and nail-biting conclusion — Wigan Today
Fox offers a new twist with a stronger reliance on the concept of faith and the nature of miracles . . . an entertaining read — reviewsrevues.com
Head and shoulders above the usual Church themed thrillers with an intelligent plot and thoughtful characters — For the Love of Books
The closing scenes had me holding my breath. No fair reading the ending first. Stick to protocol and read in the usual manner to enjoy a really good book — Bookloons
A hugely entertaining, fast-moving story — Plucked Highbrow
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