The Nosferatu Scroll
by James Becker
Bantam Press Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780593067598
Date: 09 June 2011 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Religious conspiracy thriller expert (and author of the breathless adventures The First Apostle, The Moses Stone and The Messiah Secret) James Becker, offers up a new novel courtesy of this Bantam trade paperback. The Nosferatu Scroll is clearly more of the same (and thus will no doubt please his many existing reader) but with a dash of the undead thrown in for good measure.
On the northern banks of the Vltava River, an extraordinary event is taking place. Inside a private chapel, a high-born Hungarian lady is being laid to rest. But not before her heart is removed from her body, and she is buried beneath a layer of heavy stones - lest she rise again to prey upon her victims...
Holidaying in the world’s most beautiful city, Chris Bronson and Angela Lewis discover a desecrated tomb. Inside it is a female skeleton and an arcane diary dating back hundreds of years. Written in Latin, it references a scroll that will provide an ‘answer’ to an ancient secret.
Soon corpses of young women, all killed in the same ritualistic manner, start appearing throughout the city. And when Angela disappears, Bronson knows that he must find her before she too is slaughtered. But Bronson's hunt for Angela leads him back to the Island of the Dead, and into a conspiracy more deadly than he could ever have imagined..."