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Cover Contest 2017: The Lazarus Succession

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Cover in category: 'Fiction' > 'Thrillers'

1st Place 2017
Cover Contest 2017: The Lazarus Succession
A LEGEND TO SLAUGHTER FOR... A TRUTH TO DIE FOR...
A Novel of Murder. Mystery. Faith. Hope. Redemption

The Lazarus Succession is an EPIC HISTORICAL NOVEL that will take you back to the time of Christ, and shine a light on a secret that has reverbated but remained hidden for centuries. UNTIL NOW.

"A thrilling plot ... I can imagine it being given the big screen treatment." - Amazon UK
"A brilliant read. Could be screenplay for the next Indiana Jones...." - Amazon UK
"I couldn't put it down..." - Amazon UK
"If you like Dan Brown then this one is for you." - Amazon UK
"... frightening and beautiful. A dying Countess, an artist torn between the woman he loves and a faith which compels him... I recommend it highly." - Amazon US

According to legend, Annas Zevi, an artist who witnessed the raising of Lazarus, was told by Christ to paint what he saw. Over the centuries, his completed works has vanished, along with every other painting depicting Lazarus' resurrection. They were rumoured to be sacred icons with miraculous powers.

Broderick Ladro and Ulla Stuart is hired by a disgraced High Court judge, Sir Maxwell Throgmorton, to locate a long lost medieval painting by Spanish artist Francisco Cortez. Like Zevi, his work is said to be divinely inspired.

Throgmorton's client, a wealthy Spanish Condesa, is terminally ill and the icon is her last hope. She willl pay and do whatever it takes to find the missing work of Cortez. Unbeknown to the Condesa, Throgmorton seeks to make a vast personal fortune from the discovery of the paintings, and plans to use it to reclaim his place in society.

When Ladro and Stuart learns of Throgmorton's deceit, they begin a battle to stop his plans. In the process, they discover the Lazarus secret that changes their life forever.

Just as it changed the lives of everyone it touched across the centuries.

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