"Enough action to fill several volumes. Readers who enjoy religious tales filled with symbols and mysteries will find themselves well-supplied."
- Arizona Daily Star Newspaper
What readers are saying about "The Dark Ruin"
"Brilliant as usual. The action and suspense is edge-of-your-seat, hold your breath awesome. Couldn't put it down!"
"Simply thrilling! If you read anyone this year, put this author on your short list!"
God's Lions - The Secret Chapel
(Book #1 in the series)
Summoned to Rome by an old friend, a Jesuit scholar finds himself using a code discovered in the Bible to unearth an ancient, hidden chapel in the catacombs under the city. When a rogue force of Vatican security officials are alerted to his discovery, the priest flees to the Holy Land with a clue ... a clue that will lead him and a team of Israeli Christians to a much larger secret in the middle of the barren Negev Desert.
Meticulously researched and drawing on scientific fact, John Lyman's intriguing story transports readers into the world of scholars, archaeologists, code-breakers, and intelligence specialists who have discovered a prophetic code hidden within the Old Testament that authenticates the Bible as a book of supernatural origin and points to a divine plan. This gripping novel is truly a thought-provoking and action-packed thriller with implications for our future.
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God's Lions-House of Acerbi
(Book #2 in the series)
Returning to Rome from a forced sabbatical, a Jesuit cardinal discovers that a dark force born of vengeance from an ancient religion has been unleashed against the world. Thrust into an end-game scenario, the cardinal joins with a dedicated team of Israeli and Spanish scientists as they race across the globe to stop an unspeakable evil ... only to discover that they may already be too late.
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God's Lions-The Dark Ruin
(Book #3 in the series)
Forty years after a mysterious billionaire disappears, he suddenly resurfaces with a dark secret that shocks the world. In this enthralling third novel in the "God's Lions" series, Cardinal Leopold Amodeo is once again teamed with a group of scientists and archaeologists who are led to the inescapable conclusion that a very real evil has arrived in the world. Based on recently de-classified documents and real-life technological breakthroughs that are already on the drawing boards, John Lyman takes readers on a wild ride into a future that is already here.
Coming next Fall
"God's Lions - Realm of Evil"
Book #4 in the series
"The Secret Chapel "
A top-notch thriller ...
Lyman skillfully blends scientific facts and religious mythology to propel the reader to a satisfying, if startling conclusion. He paints realistic characters and puts them in terrific binds. Excellent fiction that I waited too long to read!
... Ron Franscell
Bestselling author of "Delivered from Evil