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"With FROM THE ASHES, Jeremy Burns establishes himself among the best authors of taut, historical thrillers. In this gripping debut, Burns lays bare a fascinating conspiracy of deceit, full of action and twists. You’ll find yourself rooting for his heroes, repulsed by his villains, and rethinking what you think you know about one of history’s darkest times. Truly, a must-read for fans of suspense, action, and history.” – Robert Liparulo, bestselling author of The 13th Tribe, Comes a Horseman, and The Dreamhouse Kings

“FROM THE ASHES is a thrilling race against time to expose a diabolical conspiracy that would shatter everything we think we know about the 20th century. With clever puzzles, enigmatic clues, and hidden secrets, Jeremy Burns re-imagines New York’s landmarks so vividly that you will want to explore them all over again.” – Boyd Morrison, bestselling author of The Ark and The Vault

“FROM THE ASHES is an ingenious, thought-provoking, and emotionally engaging thriller. This novel will resonate with you for a long time.” – Lou Aronica, New York Times bestselling author

“National Treasure meets The Bourne Identity in this riveting debut. Blending history, suspense, and adventure, Burns takes readers on a nonstop thrill ride through some of the country’s most famous sites – and infamous periods of history – ensuring that you’ll never look at New York City, the 1930s, or the name ‘Rockefeller’ the same again. Not to miss!” – Jeremy Robinson, bestselling author of Threshhold and Secondworld

A DEADLY CONSPIRACY

Graduate students Jonathan and Michael Rickner, sons of eminent archaeologist Sir William Rickner, are no strangers to historical mysteries and archaeological adventures. But when Michael is discovered dead in his Washington, D.C. apartment, Jon refuses to believe the official ruling of suicide. Digging deeper into his brother’s work, he discovers evidence that Michael was murdered to keep his dissertation research buried.

A DEVASTATING NATIONAL SECRET

Joined by Michael’s fiancée Mara Ellison, Jon travels to New York where he uncovers the threads of a deadly Depression-era conspiracy – one entangling the Hoover Administration, the Rockefellers, and the rise of Nazi Germany – and the elite cadre of assassins that still guard its unspeakable secret.

THE LABYRINTHINE PATH TO THE TRUTH

Finding themselves in the crosshairs of the same men who killed Michael, Jon and Mara must navigate a complex web of historical cover-ups and modern-day subterfuge, outwitting and outrunning their all-powerful pursuers as they race through the monuments and museums of Manhattan in a labyrinthine treasure hunt to discover the last secret of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., before their enemies can bury the truth – and them – forever.

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