A series of brutal murders around the globe . . . an ancient prophecy of the end of the world . . . an international bestseller in the blockbuster tradition of The Last Templar
New York Times reporter Will Monroe's investigation of a rash of seemingly random killings takes a dark and dangerous turn when his wife is kidnapped by shadowy enemies who want him to stop. Desperate to save his wife, Will follows the clues into the heart of New York's Hassidic community, and learns that the stakes of his quest are higher then he could ever imagine. As the death toll rises, he enlists an eccentric Kabbalah expert to decode his wife's captors' cryptic messages. The trail they pursue leads inexorably to a set of ancient texts and a prophecy that will save the world . . . or destroy all of life as we know it.
What will happen when the one secret that has kept the world safe for thousands of years is revealed to all? In The Righteous Men, a blistering, high-concept thriller filled with mystery, romance and suspense, Sam Bourne takes listeners deep into the hidden worlds of fundamentalist religion, mysticism and biblical prophecies, in a visionary tale as frightening as it is entertaining.
Sam Bourne is a pseudonym for the award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland. He writes weekly columns in both the Guardian and the London Evening Standard, as well as a monthly piece for the Jewish Chronicle. He also presents BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series, The Long View. The author of Jacob's Gift and Bring Home the Revolution, Freedland, named by the Financial Times as one of the world's most influential commentators, lives in London.
Dennis Boutsikaris won an OBIE Award for his performance in Sight Unseen and played Mozart in Amadeus on Broadway. Among his films are *batteries not included, The Dream Team, and Boys On the Side. His many television credits include And Then There Was One, Chasing the Dragon, and 100 Center Street.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (September 1, 2006)
"Ever since Dan Brown inspired a flood of mystic-religious fiction with The Da Vinci Code, it was inevitable a contender for his crown would emerge. Finally, he is among us. His name is Sam Bourne and his book is The Righteous Men . . . If anything, The Righteous Men is more readable than The Da Vinci Code -- the sense of menace is darker and the characters are more believable." -- Esquire (UK)