Author Scott Mariani

Scott Mariani

Scott Mariani is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling series of conspiracy adventure thrillers featuring ex-SAS hero and former theology scholar Ben Hope.

With translation rights sold in 20 countries, the series was optioned for film in 2009 and a major star is lined up to take the leading role.

2010 saw the launch of Scott’s new Vampire Federation series for Avon, writing under the name Scott G. Mariani.

Scott lives in the wilds of west Wales, and when not busy writing enjoys outdoor pursuits, walking his dogs, archery and photography.

His many books include:

The Alchemist’s Secret

Introduces hero Ben Hope, a former elite SAS soldier tortured by a tragedy from his past, who now devotes his life to rescuing kidnapped children.

But 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 Mozart Conspiracy

A centuries-old mystery. An “accidental” death. A conspiracy that may end in murder. Former British Special Air Service officer Ben Hope is running for his life. Enlisted by Leigh Llewellyn—the beautiful, world-famous opera star and Ben’s first love—to investigate her brother, Oliver’s, mysterious death, Ben finds himself caught up in a puzzle dating back to the 1700s.

The Doomsday Prophecy

A deadly conspiracy! An ancient prophecy! A race to prevent Armageddon! A thrilling, high-octane race to save civilisation that will engross fans of Dan Brown and Sam Bourne. When ex-SAS operative Ben Hope decided to give up rescuing kidnap victims in favour of the Theology studies he abandoned years before, he should have known that fate would decide differently. Searching for missing biblical archaeologist ZoA” Bradbury, Ben finds himself embroiled in his riskiest mission yet. What is the ancient secret that ZoA” uncovered?

The Heretic’s Treasure

Ex-SAS operative Ben Hope is living a peaceful life in rural France – until a phone call from an old army comrade turns his world upside down. Eminent Egyptologist Morgan Paxton has been brutally murdered while working on the mysterious ‘Akhenaten Project’ in Cairo, and Colonel Harry Paxton wants Ben to find his son’s killer.Ben is unable to refuse the request from the man who once saved his life – but when Harry asks him to avenge his son’s death he’s in dangerous territory. Made worse by the fact that he finds himself attracted to Zara Paxton, Harry’s new bride. Carving through the seedy Cairo underworld, Ben soon realises that there was more to Paxton’s research than meets the eye as he is plunged into one double-cross after another.

The Shadow Project

Only one man can foil a plot set to change the course of history…The latest heart-stopping novel from the rising star of the conspiracy thriller genre.Ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope is enjoying life at Le Val, the facility in Northern France where he trains others in the dangerous art of hostage rescue, until a chance incident forces him to take on the role of bodyguard to the Swiss billionaire Maximilian Steiner.The victim of a recent abduction attempt, Steiner believes that a neo-Nazi terror group are bent on seizing a prized document from his personal collection – one that could support claims that the Holocaust never happened.

The Lost Relic

Some secrets should stay buried! A web of deceit — and Ben Hope is caught in the mayhem…Whilst visiting a former SAS comrade in Italy, a distracted Ben nearly runs over a young boy — and unwittingly walks into his deadliest mission yet. Ben’s involvement with the boy’s family runs deeper as he witnesses their brutal murder at a gallery robbery. A seemingly worthless Goya sketch was the principal target in the bloodbath heist. Now it’s up to Ben to find out the truth behind the elusive painting. Wrongly accused of murder and forced to go on the run, he must get to the heart of the conspiracy while he still has the chance..

The Sacred Sword

In this conspiracy thriller, the action shoots back in time to the days of Jesus Christ – and a buried secret that has staggering implications for the world as we know it…

Returning to the UK to try to sort out his stormy personal life, Ben runs into two old friends. Simeon and Michaela were once his fellow students at Oxford – now they are The Reverend and Mrs Arundel.

Ben senses that Simeon is deeply troubled and frightened, but before the truth can emerge about his secretive research project concerning a mysterious, ancient ‘sacred sword’, both he and Michaela are wiped out in a devastating road crash. Convinced that his friends’ deaths were no accident, Ben is propelled on a global quest from the UK to France, the Holy Land and America to unlock the enigma of the sacred sword. At every step, he is pursued by ruthless agents of the sinister organisation that will stop at nothing to acquire it.

In the course of his investigations, Ben will discover an incredible secret, not just about the history of Christianity but about his own past . . .

Passenger 13

Five years before the events of The Alchemist’s Secret…

June 2003: the world is still on fire in the aftermath of 9/11. Fresh from the bloody conflict of the Second Gulf War, SAS soldier Ben Hope returns to Britain for some R&R leave, only to find himself embroiled in an intrigue deadlier than anything he’s encountered on the battlefields of Iraq.

When a passenger aircraft piloted by Ben’s former army comrade Nick Chapman crashed off the Cayman Islands killing everyone on board, the official line was that Chapman committed suicide. But things don’t add up, and Ben’s old friend is barely in his grave before unfolding events point to something far bigger and more sinister going on. What did Chapman witness that powerful forces would do anything to suppress? Who was the mysterious thirteenth passenger on board the doomed flight?

Find out more about Scott and all his books at his website by clicking HERE.

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