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About David Leadbeater
David Leadbeater has published more than 40 novels and sold over a million Amazon Kindle e-books. He has now signed for a major publisher - Harper Collins/Avon Publishing, who will release the first two books of the brand new Joe Mason series in 2022 - The Vatican Secret and The Demon Code - followed by two more in 2023. All 30 parts of the Matt Drake series were international bestsellers and continue to top the charts in 2022. The first part of his Relic Hunters series won the inaugural Amazon Kindle Storyteller award in 2017. For a chronological reading order of the Matt Drake, Alicia Myles and Disavowed series' please visit his website.
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The Matt Drake series should be read in the correct order as detailed below.
1. The Bones of Odin
2. The Blood King Conspiracy
3. The Gates of Hell
4. The Tomb of the Gods
5. Brothers in Arms
6. The Swords of Babylon
7. Blood Vengeance
8. Last Man Standing
9. The Plagues of Pandora
10. The Lost kingdom
11. The Ghost Ships of Arizona
12. The Last Bazaar
13. The Edge of Armageddon
14. The Treasures of Saint Germain
15. Inca Kings
16. The Four Corners of the Earth
17. The Seven Seals of Egypt
18. Weapons of the Gods
19. The Blood King Legacy
20. Devil's Island
21. The Faberge Heist
22. Four Sacred Treasures
23. The Sea Rats
24. The Blood King Takedown
25. Devil's Junction
26. Voodoo Soldiers
27. The Carnival of Curiosities
28. Theatre of War (Tenth Anniversary Novel)
29. Shattered Spear
30. Ghost Squadron
The Joe Mason series:
1. The Vatican Secret
2. The Demon Code
The Alicia Myles series should be read as follows:
1. Aztec Gold
2. Crusader's Gold
3. Caribbean Gold
4. Chasing Gold
5. Galleon's Gold
The Disavowed series should be read as follows:
1. The Razor's Edge
2. In Harm's Way
3. Threat Level: Red
For more information go to: www.davidleadbeater.com
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‘This 5-star thriller is a non-stop action-packed adventure… Reads like the latest blockbuster film… I was left breathless, my heart pounding as I turned the last page’ NetGalley review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
You’ve cracked the Da Vinci code, now uncover the Vatican secret…
The deepest secrets are kept in the darkest places.
When ex-MI5 operative Joe Mason is sent to Rome to guard an elderly professor and his daughter, he thinks he’s in for an easy ride.
But on their first day in the Vatican secret archives, a masked assassin gains entry, shoots Joe’s client in cold blood and steals an ancient manuscript. Giving chase, Joe can’t imagine what could lie within those pages that would make someone willing to kill.
The search for answers leads Joe and his comrades in a race against time, across continents and into treacherous mountains. Only they have a hope of rescuing the Vatican Book of Secrets before a centuries-old enemy can succeed in bringing Rome – and the world as we know it – crashing down…
The Da Vinci Code meets Die Hard in this fast-paced, adrenaline-filled, action-adventure thriller. Perfect for fans of Lee Child and Clive Cussler, The Vatican Secret will have you turning the pages late into the night.
Readers are gripped by The Vatican Secret:
‘Cover to cover action… with the pages flying by… A great writer… I loved this book’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘An absolutely thrilling adventure, a rollercoaster ride… Terrific plot and well-drawn characters’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A dynamite premise and a tantalizing plot… Hits its stride from page one… Definitely entertaining’ Steve Berry, author of The Kaiser’s Web
‘A fast-paced book with non-stop action’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘An explosive cocktail of relentless action’ Alex Shaw, author of Total Blackout
‘This book has it all… Action, intrigue, suspense… with me on the edge of my seat itching to know what would happen next’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A high-octane, page-turning thriller that has it all’ Rob Jones, author of The Atlantis Covenant
‘History, excitement and plenty of action. I was totally engrossed’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘You just get swept away with the characters, the action… Magnifico!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Mai Kitano undertakes her own dangerous quest across Japan to find and then barter with her old masters – the Ninja – if they are to stand a chance against the Samurai, Ronin, Ghurkha and other enemies arrayed against them.
From Tokyo to Nepal and Mount Everest, across Afghanistan, Russia and Sweden, and then on to the shores of America, the non-stop, deadly chase continues as Drake’s team fight to stay one step ahead of their terrible pursuers.
Losing their client will mean more than facing a bleaker world. It will mean the end of all their lives.
A lethal secret society. A priceless stolen treasure. A map worth killing for.
Relic smuggler and expert thief Guy Bodie is a tough man in a dangerous world, loyal only to his elite team of five. But when one of them betrays him, landing Guy in a hellish Mexican prison, he finds himself making a bargain with the most unlikely new ally: the CIA.
There is a catch. In return for being released from jail, Guy must work for the CIA, helping them solve the most audacious heist in history. As Guy knows, six of the Seven Wonders of the World have long been lost. But with the help of the CIA, he learns that the destroyed Statue of Zeus still exists—and it’s in the hands of a powerful secret society.
A prize worth killing for is also worth dying for, and this one has left a trail of bloodshed that goes back centuries. Can Guy and his new team—a group of renegades chosen for their unique skills—hunt down the legendary relic once and for all…before they are added to its list of victims?
Revised edition: This edition of The Relic Hunters includes editorial revisions.
An impossible heist. An ancient code. A deadly race against time…
High in the Italian alps, cut off from the outside world, sits a chapel battered by winds and icy blizzards. The priests who guard this sacred place have sworn to protect the dangerous treasure that lies within their walls.
But when Joe Mason and his team are called to the remote church, they find its ancient stones reduced to rubble, the priests murdered in cold blood and their precious cargo stolen.
As Mason pursues the thieves across continents and dangerous waters, he wonders what incredible secret the priests laid down their lives for… And if he can recover it before it claims more innocent victims, and brings the downfall of civilisation as we know it…
An edge-of-your-seat, action packed blockbuster adventure that will leave you breathless. Fans of Jack Reacher and Dan Brown will be hooked from the very first page.
Readers are gripped by David Leadbeater:
‘Loved it… A fast-paced, adventure-packed, non-stop fight for survival, balanced with a great team dynamic of real characters’ Goodreads review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Action-packed, fast-paced and filled with adventuring… Great characters too!’ Goodreads review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Amazing rollercoaster ride of mayhem and adventure, David you just get better and better’ Goodreads review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Action, history, fun characters and lots of exciting adventures. You have to love it’ Goodreads review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Buckle up… Adventure that will be impossible to put down til the very end’ Goodreads review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A thrilling and dangerous adventure’ Goodreads review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wild rollercoaster ride if was up and down and round and round’ Goodreads review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Filled with memorable characters. Everything that makes an action novel worth reading. I highly recommend’ Goodreads review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Thrilling from the beginning to the end’ Goodreads review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Team SPEAR: shattered, captured and interrogated.
Five nuclear weapons across the globe, primed to explode.
When Kenzie’s name appears on a list of the world’s top black marketeers, the SPEAR team are targeted by a group of vicious, beautiful assassins who possess skills on a par with their own. Drake and his team are seized and taken to far-flung reaches of America and Europe to be interrogated and tortured for a wealthy madman’s viewing pleasure.
With the frantic global search on for five stolen nuclear weapons, it’s up to Matt Drake and his team to escape their tormentors and find the nukes before they are detonated. Their leads are slim, their resources limited, and the seconds are ticking down to zero; but they’ll only be able to unmask and stop their ultimate enemy if they can find the final bomb threatening Dubai and one of its famous Palm Islands.
Join Matt Drake in his most dangerous mission yet.
A lost world. An ancient code. A deadly chase.
Five ancient statues have been unearthed in South America, each containing a mysterious coded message hinting at an origin many thought impossible: the mythical world of Atlantis. As word of their discovery spreads, the prized figurines become a treasure bounty hunters will kill for.
CIA agent Heidi Moneymaker calls in the only team for the job: Guy Bodie and his posse of relic-hunting thieves. If they are to find the ancient civilization, Bodie and his team must decode a series of clues—starting with the cipher on the statues themselves—that will take them across the world and to the deepest depths of the ocean. But they are not alone in their mission.
Pursued by mysterious forces intent on keeping the legendary empire hidden, hunted by Chinese special forces and the relic hunters’ lethal foe, the Bratva, the team races to find the lost land—and Bodie’s enemies will stop at nothing to be the first to discover Atlantis’s secrets.
The night starts off normally enough, even better when Bodie meets an old friend, but then everything changes. Armed men attack the museum, using distraction techniques across the city, and turning their weapons on the people and police who stand in their way inside the building. Bodie’s friend is murdered along with uniformed cops.
What follows is a chase through New York in search of the Atlantean artefacts and in pursuit of desperate, gun-toting mercenaries. From the bridges, the tunnels and to the inner city, the people are set against the authorities in a master disruptive manipulation that crowds the streets, all escape routes are locked down by the police, and the relic hunters are forced to chase through the concrete canyons, determined to bring to justice those responsible for the Atlantis heist.
A vanished relic. A deadly prize.
The half-mad explorer Dante Caruso swears he’s found a fabled Russian relic called the Amber Room, and he’s attracting the wrong kind of attention. A ruthless team of Ukrainian relic hunters called R24 has kidnapped him and his family; they want to know where the Amber Room is—and they’ll spill blood to find it.
Nobody knows treasure hunting like Guy Bodie and his crew. But abduction is the last thing they expect. The R24 forces Guy, his treasure hunters, and Caruso at gunpoint to traverse the vast, unforgiving Tatra Mountains and find the Amber Room. If they fail, the R24 will end them. And if they run, the hunters will become the hunted.
Armed only with Caruso’s dubious instructions, Guy and his crew must find the Amber Room at all costs. Will they solve the deadly mystery of this long-lost relic, or will they die trying?
Still under the thrall of the CIA, Bodie and his team of relic hunters decipher clues left by Joseph of Arimathea, Saint George and Richard the Lionheart. The hunt takes them from Israel to the tomb of the Coeur de Lion at Rouen Cathedral, and Dürnstein Castle. But their search has caught the attention of a terrible, powerful enemy: The Fisher King is the protector of the Grail and will stop them at any cost.
Amid tragic loss, incredible discovery, and intense turmoil, the team realize they are not only tracking down the Holy Grail, but the tomb of King Arthur. The stakes are higher than they have ever known.
And, as they depart the Grail Castle and venture to the shores of England where ancient Lyonesse and Camelot await, an old and vengeful enemy raises its head. Can Bodie and his team win the day, or will the quest for King Arthur and the Holy Grail be their last?
When a gang of rogue CIA agents steal a long-lost, ancient diamond with extraordinary ties to history, the relic hunters are drafted in to hunt them down. Forced to work with a new, threatening CIA hitman, named Kenny Pang, they start the dangerous process of tracking both the agents and the diamond.
From Luxembourg to the French Alps and through Paris they follow hard-won clues, coming up against carefully placed obstacles along the way. It becomes clear that someone with high capabilities has helped cover the agents’ tracks, someone who calls themselves The Teacher.
With time running out until the diamond is lost forever to an anonymous collector, the original, owner running her own violent recovery mission, and the emergence of Pang’s secret agenda, the relic hunters come to terms with a stunning realisation as they are forced to close in for a final, deadly takedown. The rogue group are what they aspire to be - free of the CIA.
Chasing the Illuminati across the globe, the Relic Hunters fight to prevent an apocalyptic change in the world order. From Loch Ness and Canada to Hawaii and Stonehenge, the battle lines are drawn and crossed, obliterated by the relentless onslaught of the Illuminati who will stop at nothing to reap their promised rewards at the final sanctum: the mysterious Hades.
With some of their team abducted and forced to take part in a terrible ceremony, carrying injury and animosity, the Relic Hunters confront the Illuminati and their army of Hoods and fanatical followers for the final time. Life as we know it hangs in the balance.
In what may be the last fight of their lives, the stakes could not be higher as the world awaits its fate. . .
If you like your books fast-paced, action-packed and with a healthy dose of humour, then the Matt Drake series is for you.
***** "David Leadbeater never lets us down...lose yourself in the adventure..."
Matt Drake, a retired SAS officer, must unravel a mystery older than time in his search for the Nine Pieces of Odin. Though scattered aeons ago, it is believed that once the Pieces are reunited they will show the way to the Tomb of the Gods- the greatest archaeological find of all time.
From a rocket attack on the Louvre to a battle in a Swedish cavern, from a daring helicopter raid on New York's National History Museum to an assault on a gangsters mansion in Hawaii, Matt Drake must find the world's oldest treasure in one of the wildest places on earth, searching for the very bones of the Gods with the spoils of victory being the entire world.
Over three quarters of a million sold.
Amazon reader reviews:
***** "Bond meets The Da Vinci code but with higher stakes!"
***** "If you like Andy Mcdermott or Matthew Reilly, get this book."
***** "Another gem of a novel from this inventive writer."
***** "Absolutely loved it. Now going to start the rest of the series."
***** "David Leadbeater is a writer to watch. . .a well deserved 5 stars from me."
***** "Action filled yarn, with a great mix of history and suspense."
***** "Can't wait for another Matt Drake adventure!!"
***** "Matt Drake is a great lead character, he isn't polished and perfect, he has faults, and that is what makes him likeable. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series."
***** "What a thrilling read...I was hooked from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn of this novel. Cannot wait to see what happens next.If you like Scott Mariana, Matthew Reilly or Andy McDermott then David Leadbeater is the new member of the gang."
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