"Enough action to fill several volumes. Readers who enjoy religious tales filled with symbols and mysteries will find themselves well-supplied."
Arizona Daily Star
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!
The Secret Chapel
Book 1 in the series
Currently in development for a major motion picture.
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.
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.
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.
Realm of Evil
Book 4 in the God's Lions series.
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In the Congo, an American ship mysteriously disappears from port on the last day of a scientific expedition to collect DNA samples from the jungle near an abandoned Belgian research station. A month later, the ship runs aground on a Texas beach—and no one on board is alive.
Within twenty-four hours, an elite military force and shadowy intelligence officers descend on the small island town of Port Aransas, Texas, where a strong-willed local girl is swept into the search for a dedicated scientist as she and others race to unravel a dark secret before it’s too late.
In a genetic thriller that mirrors today’s headlines, The Deep Green is John Lyman’s most compelling novel yet. Blending scientific fact with provocative fiction, he takes readers on a wild ride to the dark side of genetic engineering, where anything is possible for those with the money and resources to create new life—no matter how devastating the consequences might be for the rest of us.
Intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, the heart-stopping action that builds right up to the end proves once again that bestselling author John Lyman is a master storyteller.
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