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A power kept secret for 2000 years. A woman who stands to lose everything.

India. When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi, and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church.

Forged in the fire and blood of martyrs, the Pentecost stones have been handed down through generations of Keepers who kept their power and locations secret.

Until now.

The Keepers are being murdered, the stones stolen by those who would use them for evil in a world transformed by religious fundamentalism.

Oxford University psychologist Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She is helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE, a British government agency specializing in paranormal and religious experience. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed?

From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church in a race against time before the fires of evil are summoned again.

The first in the ARKANE series, STONE OF FIRE is a fast-paced thriller that explores the edges of faith against a backdrop of early Christian history, archaeology and psychology.

>>>>> If you love a fast-paced, rollicking read, download a sample or buy STONE OF FIRE now.

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Pentecost. An ARKANE Thriller (Book 1)
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4.2 / 5
Whirlwind tour of intrigue
March 21st, 2015
Laura Croft meets Romancing the Stone meets Da Vinci Code meets theologian meets IDF Krav Maga woman.
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A real page turner.
January 6th, 2015
It's an amazing read. Kept me engrossed for hours wanting to know 'what's next?'. Love the plot, the adventures encountered by both, Morgan and Jake across various parts of the globe, and the unseen tension that is portrayed throughout the pages.
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Pentecost. An ARKANE thriller
October 8th, 2014
Can't wait for book 2
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Pentecost
October 6th, 2014
Great read, brilliant research
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Pentecost
October 6th, 2014
Great read, brilliant research
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Pentecost. Arkene 1
July 19th, 2014
Amazing book. Leads me to read bible thoroughly..
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1 review
Fast paced and awesome
July 12th, 2014
Really brings to mind Mathew reilley an amazing talent. You will not be sorry for reading this novel
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Pentecost
July 4th, 2014
Good story. Kept me interested and guessing what was next!
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1 review
Excellent
June 17th, 2014
Great read, well formed characters and great action.
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Petacost
June 7th, 2014
I really enjoyed the integrating between historical fact and intelligent story telling. Hopping around the world with the characters and the detailed descriptions of locations kept me interested and engaged. What great book!
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Pentecost
May 27th, 2014
Very interesting first book. Finished it and bought the rest of the triology. My kind of a book. A mix of Dan Brown, Robert Ludlum and James Rollins.
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Pentecost
May 26th, 2014
Quite a thrill ride. Once begun, the book is difficult to put down. I feel that Morgan's character needs further development. She's rather one-dimensional at this point and I hope the next book clears up some of her parents' secrets and motivations. Her berserker rages also need elucidation. On the whole far superior to Dan Brown. It's a shame JF Penn's profile is not higher.
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Pentecost
January 15th, 2014
Awesome thrill ride
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1 review
November 4th, 2013
Very good read , spellbinding to the end! I have and would recommend this book to others!
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November 3rd, 2013
I really enjoyed this book and have since read all in the series. Her fast paced accounts of events involving mysteries in different churches or "holy" places around the world remind me a bit of Dan Brown's novels .Shorter reads and vey exciting.
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November 3rd, 2013
Well writen within great chacters
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November 2nd, 2013
Really great book, reccomend it
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October 6th, 2013
J.F.Penn has done a great job on the series of "ARKANE". It is a thriller on every page with suspense and leaves us believing such a group exists. Pentecost is the first in a series of 3. Before completing the 1st book, I ordered the next 2 in the series. I would suggest the complete series to everyone .I am now a J.F.Penn FAN and continually look for more books by this writer.
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October 6th, 2013
Really. Great read
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October 5th, 2013
Fast paced in the style of Dan Brown with enough plot twists to keep you reading, could hardly wait to read the next book to see what happened next
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