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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. Arkene 1

    Amazing book. Leads me to read bible thoroughly..

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    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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    Excellent

    Great read, well formed characters and great action.

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    A real page turner.

    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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    Great story, but not enough exposition

    "Show, don't tell." JF Penn seems not to know this cardinal rule of writing. This is a fantastic story poorly written. She tells most of the story from an omnipotent outside POV that summarizes the most important parts of the story. I wanted more of each location, more dialogue and less interminable summaries of what happened. Otherwise it's a good story. She just tells it in a boring way. See anything by Stephen King or Tom Clancy for perfect examples of showing events, not telling of them!

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