The Tower – Simon Toyne

the towerebook, 487 pages The book is already out in the UK, due out in USA the 11th of June. 2013

Summary from Goodreads.com, scroll down for my review, may contain spoilers.

After the rise comes the fall

When a cyber-attack at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland disables the Hubble telescope and the Nobel Prize–winning scientist in charge disappears, the only clues left behind are a cryptic countdown clock and a chilling message displayed on the missing man’s computer: Mankind Must Look No Further.

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The Key – Simon Toyne

The KeyFirst off, some information from Goodreads website on the book. Scroll down for my thoughts. Beware: my review  may contain spoilers.

Hunted. Hounded. Haunted.

She is the most important person in the world. She is The Key

Journalist Liv Adamsen has escaped from the highly secretive Citadel at the heart of the ancient city of Ruin and now lies in isolation, staring at hospital walls as blank as her memory. Despite her inability to recall her past, something strange is stirring within her. She feels possessed by a sen-sation she can’t name and plagued by whispers only she can hear: “KuShiKaam,” the key.

To others the meaning is clear. For a mercenary operating in the Syrian Desert, a man known only as “the Ghost,” Liv may hold the key to one of history’s most powerful secrets. For the brotherhood of monks in the Citadel–now cursed by a terrible plague–her return to Turkey may be the only way to ensure their survival. And for a powerful faction in Vatican City, her very existence threatens the success of a desperate plan to save the church from ruin.

At the center of events that defy explanation and hunted by someone she believes might be trying to kill her, Liv turns to the only person she can trust–a foundation worker named Gabriel Mann. Together they must elude capture and journey to the place where all life began. From New York to Rome to the deserts of the Middle East, worlds collide in a race to uncover a revelation dating from the creation of man in this electrifying follow-up to the international bestseller Sanctus.

This is the second installment from Simon Toyne, read the review to part one, Sanctus and part three The Key. it is important to read Santcus first.and although it was once again a fast paced thriller it wasn´t quite as good as the first, but it was pretty close.

It starts a few days after the finish of the first book so it keeps you right in there with the action.

I was lucky enough to have both Sanctus and The Key at the same time and read them back to back, now though I have to wait until the third installment to be published. 😦 The downside of trilogies.