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Juan Gómez-Jurado

Prize-winning author of the international bestseller, God’s Spy

"A perfectly balanced, fas-tpaced, and compelling thriller.

Already an international bestseller, it's also certain to draw the American crowd."


“Leaping across the globe, Gomez-Jurado can keep pace with any contemporary thriller writer. “The Moses Expedition” is an unquestionable success.”

Suspense Magazine

The runaway success of Juan Gómez-Jurado’s bestselling debut novel, GOD’S SPY—published in more than forty countries to worldwide acclaim—earned Gómez-Jurado his place among the very best thriller writers to emerge on the literary scene. Now comes Gómez-Jurado’s highly anticipated THE MOSES EXPEDITION (Atria Books; $24.99; On-sale: August 3, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-4165-9064-4)—an equally electrifying tale of crime and conspiracy, but this time taking readers far beyond the walls of the Vatican and into the hot deserts of Jordan.

THE MOSES EXPEDITION stands alone as a work of fiction, but here fans of GOD’S SPY will find two familiar characters: Father Anthony Fowler, CIA operative and member of the Vatican’s Secret Service, and ambitious young reporter Andrea Otero—recently fired by Madrid’s El Globo, dumped by her girlfriend, and about to be offered the scoop of a lifetime.

In the home of a war criminal outside Vienna, Father Fowler tracks down an ancient candle covered in fine filigree gold stolen from a Jewish family during World War II. Holding a flame to the wax, Fowler finds what he is looking for: beneath the gold is the missing fragment of an ancient map that leads to “the most powerful object in the history of mankind”—the Ark of the Covenant, the vessel that houses the Ten Commandment tablets.

This discovery launches the top-secret Moses Expedition in Jordan’s Al-Mudawwara Desert, set up by the multimillionaire industrialist Raymond Kayn and his loyal assistant, who have assembled an elite team for the job. Among them are biblical archaeologists, heavily armed security officers, Father Fowler, reporter Andrea Otero, and a beautiful Israeli doctor, Dr. Harel. But there is a traitor in the group who is linked to terrorist cells in Washington and the Middle East, and is patiently waiting for the moment to strike.

THE MOSES EXPEDITION takes readers on a whirlwind journey that does not let up until the explosive, satisfying end. Highly entertaining and psychologically thrilling, this vivid, cinematically paced thriller hits many hot-button issues of the day. From wartime Vienna to modern-day New York, and across the Red Sea to a lost desert valley in Jordan, no one is safe or who he or she seems to be. Members of the expedition keep turning up dead, and repeated attempts on the life of Andrea Otero keep her wondering whether she’ll live to tell their story.

Who is this notorious millionaire recluse, Raymond Kayn, and why is he leading the expedition? Does the Ark of the Covenant actually exist, and if so, what would be the implications—religious and political—for the world? And can Andrea really trust the only two people she’s inclined to trust, Father Fowler and Dr. Harel?

In THE MOSES EXPEDITION, millionaires, reporters, government agents, terrorists, and members of the Vatican become embroiled in the same dangerous quest. Employing all the tricks of their respective trades—secrecy and deceit, above all—they seek to unearth an ancient truth in the Jordanian desert. But for what ends, exactly? And how many lives will these warring factions claim along the way?

THE MOSES EXPEDITION is a masterful thriller that will capture the imaginations of readers worldwide, and further proves Juan Gómez-Jurado to be a major, unstoppable talent.

About the Author

Juan Gómez-Jurado’s prize-winning first novel God’s Spy was published in over forty-two countries and became an international bestseller. In September 2008, Juan Gómez-Jurado won the prestigious Premio de Novela de Torrevieja. He lives with his family in Madrid, Spain. The Moses Expedition is his second novel.


By Juan Gómez-Jurado

Published by Atria Books

ISBN: 978-1-4165-9064-4

Price: $24.99

On Sale Date: August 3, 2010

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