The Ben Hope Series

Scott Mariani

image In this worldwide-acclaimed action-adventure thriller series, ex-SAS hero Ben Hope is unstoppable, unbreakable and unforgettable. Scott Mariani’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 Alchemist’s Secret, The Mozart Conspiracy, The Doomsday Prophecy, The Heretic’s Treasure, The Shadow Project, The Lost Relic, The Sacred Sword, The Armada Legacy and The Nemesis Program. There are also two e-only standalone Ben Hope novellas: Passenger 13 and Bring Him Back.

In Ben Hope, Scott Mariani wanted to create a character who, in his own words, ‘has all the trappings and virtues of the traditional action-adventure hero, but was also a little different and a little deeper. For all his training and exceptional talents, at the end of the day Ben is a normal, fallible guy who suffers from the same ups and downs as the rest of us, and is someone we can all empathise with.’

Mariani’s novels have been described as ‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne with a historical twist’. His passion for history is reflected in the historical mysteries that form the backdrop to the modern-day adventures of hard-driving former soldier Ben Hope, as he travels all over the world in an unending quest to protect and rescue the innocent and bring bad guys to justice as only he can.

What They Said

‘Scott Mariani is an awesome writer.’ Chris Kuzneski, author of Sign of the Cross

'Non-stop action – this book delivers. It's a romp of a read. Enjoy!' Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The King's Deception

‘Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . .Scott Mariani packs a real punch.’ Andy McDermott, bestselling author of Empire of Gold

‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne meets The Da Vinci Code.’ J. L. Carrell, bestselling author of The Shakespeare Secret

‘Full of authentic detail and heart-stopping action – a real thrill ride.’ Ed Macy, author of the bestselling Apache

'Sunken secrets, psychos in the Peruvian jungle, a dark twist on a Hitchcockian, 'Vertigo' style obsession, 'The Armada Legacy' is slick, serpentine, sharp - and very, very entertaining. If you've got a pulse, you'll love Scott Mariani. If you haven't, then maybe you crossed Ben Hope.' Simon Toyne

‘Creatively weaves a storyline through ancient history and modern times... An exhilarating ride that races along to an exciting conclusion.’ Mysterious Reviews

‘Mariani constructs the thriller with skill and intelligence... and Hope is an appealing protagonist.’ Kirkus

‘A fast-paced arcane thriller that will captivate readers with its plot evolution and characterisation.’ Fresh Fiction

‘A breathtaking ride’ Suspense Magazine

‘The Mozart Conspiracy hits thrilling, suspenseful notes... a rollicking good way to spend some time in an easy chair.’ USA Today

‘The helter-skelter pace kept me hooked like a prize catch... if Mariani can type at the pace his novels move, then his PC must have breathed a sigh of relief every time he finished work for the day.’ Crime Squad

Rights Sold

UK - HarperCollins/Avon
French - City Editions
Russian - Eskmo
German - Rowohlt
Italian - Nord
Polish -Muza
Romanian - Nemira
Bulgarian - Obsidian
Spanish - Factoria d ideas
Czech - Domino
Turkish - Attin Kitaplar
Japanese - Engine Room
Dutch - De Fontein
Serbian - laguna
Portuguese - Planeta
Norwegian - Cappelin Damm
Chinese - Bookzone
Taiwanese - Spring Int.
Brazilian - Fundamento
Macedonian - Matica