Based on the true story behind Da Vinci's divine inspiration...
Praise for THE SHROUD KEY, the first in the Chase Baker action/adventure/romance pulp series:
Named one of SUSPENSE MAGAZINE'S Best Books of 2014!
WINNER: BEST "POTBOILER" NOVEL for 2013 by CrimeFictionBook Blog
THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER IN "OCCULT''
THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER IN "INTERNATIONAL CRIME AND MYSTERY"
"If you put Zandri and Dan Brown in a dark Cairo back alley, I'd put money on Zandri. He went to Cairo in the middle of the Arab Spring (against the explicit wishes of the U.S. State Department), gathered materials for the book while Tahrir Square rioted ... The Shroud Key is page-turning fun for popcorn munchers."
--Ben Sobieck, CrimeFictionBook Blog
"Zandri has brought back that wonderful ‘quest’ story ... THE SHROUD KEY is well worth every minute."
Chase Baker, Renaissance man and adventurer is back. When a flirtatious, beautiful young woman by the name of Andrea Gallo claims to be a fan of his pulp novels, Chase can't resist reciprocating in the lusty attraction. But that night, while the two enjoy a romantic evening of wine and love in his Florence apartment, he is suddenly kidnapped from his bed by two thugs who turn out not only to be working for Great Britain's infamous MI-16, but also working side-by-side Gallo. Duped once again, Chase wants to bid his newfound romance a quick "arrivederci" and be on his way. But when they tell him they desperately need his help to uncover a legendary cave in the Northern Italian forest before a team of Russian and Iranian hardliners do, he feels compelled to help out, regardless of their rather unsound method of capturing his attention.
But what's so special about the cave?
It's said to be the very same cave that Leonardo da Vinci discovered as a young man back in the mid-fifteenth century, and where he not only learned the secrets behind his many inventions, including the airplane, but where he was exposed to the very meaning behind God's divine plan for mankind. Why is the MI-16 so desperate to uncover the cave before the bad guys do? Whoever discovers it first will possess the knowledge and the power to take over the world.
Chase Baker and the Da Vinci Divinity is a romantic, action-packed, and thrilling conspiracy mystery for fans of Clive Cussler, Dan Brown, and JR Rain, from NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Vincent Zandri.
"Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant." --New York Post
"The action never wanes." --Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal
"Gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting." --Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Six Years
"Tough, stylish, heartbreaking." --Don Winslow, bestselling author of Savages
"Vincent Zandri nails reader's attention." --Boston Herald
"(Zandri) demonstrates an uncanny knack for exposition, introducing new characters and narrative possibilities with the confidence of an old pro...Zandri does a superb job interlocking puzzle pieces." --The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Zandri has brought back that wonderful ‘quest’ story that keeps the reader alert and pinging with anticipation from beginning to end. His ‘Chase Baker’ character is cocky, smart, and multi-talented, but with that brotherly quality that reminds you of a best friend in school. These are the types of characters we remember and follow, and Zandri does them with flair, along with non-stop action and a surprise ending. What thriller reader could not love that? THE SHROUD KEY is well worth every minute." -- SUSPENSE MAGAZINE