The Alchemist’s Secret (Ben Hope, Book 1) by Scott Mariani

The Alchemist’s Secret (Ben Hope, Book 1)

By Scott Mariani

  • Release Date: 2008-03-03
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 129 Ratings
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A former élite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children.

When Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child, he embarks on the deadliest quest of his life.

The document is alleged to contain the formula for the elixir of life, discovered by the brilliant alchemist Fulcanelli decades before. But it soon becomes apparent that others are hunting this most precious of treasures - for far more evil ends.

When the secrets of alchemy hidden within the pages remain impenetrable, Ben teams up with beautiful American scientist Dr Roberta Ryder to crack the code.

It seems that everyone - from the Nazis during WW2 and powerful Catholic organisation Gladius Domini - wants to unearth the secrets of immortality.

The trail leads Ben and Roberta from Paris to the ancient Cathar strongholds of the Languedoc, where an astonishing secret has lain hidden for centuries…

BEN HOPE is one of the most celebrated action adventure heroes ever and SCOTT MARIANI is one of the most successful home grown thriller writers of all time. Join the MILLIONS of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to the new Ben Hope thriller begins …


‘Fans of Dan Brown will love this thrilling adventure.’

‘Establishes Scott Mariani as an author to watch.’
M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of The Reincarnationist

‘Packed with dark intrigue, danger around every corner, bullets flying, sexual tension, and an endless assault of nasty villains bent on stopping ex-SAS Ben Hope … everything a thriller should be and more.’
Joe Moore, international bestselling co-author of The Grail Conspiracy

About the author

Scott Mariani is the author of the worldwide-acclaimed action-adventure thriller series featuring ex-SAS hero Ben Hope. Scott’s novels have topped the bestseller charts in his native Britain and are translated into over twenty languages worldwide. To date the Ben Hope series comprises the #1 Bestseller The Alchemist’s Secret, The Mozart Conspiracy, The Doomsday Prophecy (published in the USA as The Hope Vendetta), The Heretic’s Treasure, The Shadow Project, The Lost Relic, The Sacred Sword and the forthcoming The Armada Legacy (May 2013). Scott is also the author of the bestselling Kindle eBook novella, Passenger 13. Scott’s novels have been described as ‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne with a historical twist’.


  • A ripping tale

    By Radarread
    Excellently written novel. Better than Dan Brown
  • The Alchemist's Daughter

    By mitshart26
    A very interesting book that is fast paced and extremely hard to put down. Terry T
  • Dis book

    By XPankakXer
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  • Ugh hga, nu aus

    By Essendon05
  • Enjoyable

    By Shane Domenic
    A good read, though a few moments that made absolutely no sense, like how does an ex SAS legend become overpowered by God-toting religious weaklings? Really?! Still, kept my interest right to the end.
  • Very very very good book

    By Mimidou89
    I absolutely loved the book. If you love books like Dan brown's or love to watch the tv series castle, them you will definitely looooove this book. Happy reading!!
  • The Alchemists Secret

    By Paula :) xxxxxx
    As usual, Ben Hope is alive and kicking. Like all Scott Mariani novels featuring the ex sas major, it is a riveting read which is hard to put down. It is well worth downloading and enjoy your read!
  • Loved it

    By Nickykat
    Very Dan Brownesque- lots of twists, turns, puzzles... Couldn't stop reading it and will be purchasing this authors other books- I really hope they meet my expectations after reading this excellent book!
  • Great Read

    By Melimunch
    This book was absolutely thrilling! The ending has a marvelous twist that will leave you hanging on edge!! Can't to read the next Ben Hope thriller.