(Tyler Locke Book 1)
Nominated for Best First Mystery by RT Book Reviews
An Indie Next Notable Pick
The greatest archaeological discovery in history could mean the end of mankind.
When brilliant archaeologist Dilara Kenner is contacted by Sam Watson, an old family friend who says that he has crucial information about her missing father, Dilara abandons her Peruvian dig and rushes to Los Angeles to meet him. But at the airport, Sam speaks instead of Noah's Arkthe artifact her father had long been searching forand the possible death of billions. Before Sam can explain, he collapses. With his dying breath, he urges Dilara to find Tyler Lockea man she's never heard of.
Two days later Dilara manages to track down former combat engineer Tyler Locke on an oil rig off Newfoundland. Her helicopter transport goes down well short of the oil rig's landing pad and Dilara and those aboard nearly drown. After Tyler accomplishes a daring rescue, Dilara convinces him that the crash was no accident. Tyler agrees to help her unearth the mystery behind Noah's Ark and, more importantly, her father's disappearance.
Their investigation soon reveals that a group of religious fanatics has recovered a weapon from the Ark that will let them recreate effects of the biblical flood and recreate humanity according to their leader's twisted vision. Now Tyler and Dilara have just seven days to find the Ark and the secret hidden inside before it's used to wipe out civilization again.
Foreign rights sold in 22 countries: United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, Brazil, China, Slovenia, Israel, Russia, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Denmark, Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic, France, Croatia, Thailand, Hungary, Japan
"Boyd Morrison's novel, The Ark, is a stunning thriller with a premise as ingenious as it is flawlessly executed. Lightning-paced, chillingly real, here is a novel that will have you holding your breath until the last page is turned. One of the best debuts I've read this year."
James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author
"This is a solid, well written thriller, full of action, villainy, and close calls. Fans of James Rollins, Matthew Reilly, and Douglas Preston take note."
"Heart-stopping action, biblical history, mysticism, a stunning archeological find and mind-boggling evil results in a breath-catching adventure. Morrison's protagonists are brilliant and dedicated, resulting in a pitch-perfect combination of plot, action and dialogue. This could easily be the most audacious and compelling novel and perhaps the most fascinating debut of the year."
RT Book Reviews
"The Ark by Boyd Morrison skillfully entwines Biblical history, archaeology and religious fanaticism with high technology to create a riveting adventure of high-stakes terror and international intrigue. Wow. This is one fine heart-stopping thriller."
Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author
"Morrison has a great sense of timing and pacing and this book builds up speed while you read. A perfect thriller."
"If you have ever watched any show about Noah's Ark and for a moment wished the ark were really there to be found, then this work is for you. A bonus: Locke is a kind, smart, consummate action hero. Let's hope he's in the sequel."
"Mach-speed mayhem. The Ark crackles with tension and imagination from the first page to the last. Just the right blend of menace and normality. Boyd Morrison is a writer to watch."
Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
"Taut and endlessly exciting, The Ark by Boyd Morrison is a thrill-a-minute ride across time and continents in search of one of the world's most fascinating mysteries. From memorable characters to insider information, you'll love this adventure of a lifetime."
Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author
"The Ark features the perfect blend of historical mysticism and clever, classical thriller plotting. Imagine the famed Ark rediscovered and reinvented to form the seeds of a modern day conspiracy. Boyd Morrison manages that flawlessly in this blisteringly-paced tale packed with the best twists and turns the genre has to offer. The search for Noah's Ark may continue but the search for the next great thriller writer ends here."
Jon Land, New York Times bestselling author
"Boyd Morrison is a rising star in the thriller world."
Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author