"Brokaw follows up his debut with an equally exciting and fast-moving adventure. This one really moves... it's Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code."
A sacred brotherhood, a cryptic language, and a terrifying possibility...
Harvard professor Dr. Thomas Lourds, the world’s foremost expert on linguistics, almost died trying to find the lost city of Atlantis. Now, in The Lucifer Code, Lourds sets out to find an ancient manuscript and decode its secret, a manuscript that may prove the existence of Satan—who may have already risen to exact vengeance on Earth.
Lourds ventures to the rich, culturally complex city of Istanbul, where he's invited to give a series of university lectures. But barely off the plane, he's suddenly kidnapped by ruthless killers who leave a string of dead bodies in their wake. They want Lourds to translate coded writings that will lead them to a lost scroll authored by John of Patmos — the same John who wrote the Book of Revelations in the Bible.
Meanwhile, the top branches of US government are also extremely interested in the scroll, and tracking the unknowing Lourds very carefully. But why? A charming, powerful White House official with ties to the Saudi oil industry is watching Lourds' every move from a computer monitor – but his motives are far from benevolent.
Before he knows it, Thomas Lourds is in over his head, dodging spies, crooks, and bullets. He needs help to stay alive – and he has it in the form of a beautiful but deadly Irish Republican Army operative, and in his old flame Olympia Adnan. Can they navigate the secrets hidden in ancient Istanbul's most secret depths before they are killed? Or will they be too late to stop the terrible workings of the Devil himself before he can bring the world down around their heads?
-A Forge Hardcover
-Went on-sale: August 31, 2010