The Witch of Babylon

The Witch of Babylon

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Dorothy McIntosh's "The Witch of Babylon "is an international treasure-hunting thriller of lost relics, ancient sorcery, and alchemy set against the backdrop of recent history in Iraq.John Madison is a Turkish-American art dealer raised by his much older brother, Samuel, a respected Mesopotamian scholar. Caught between Samuel's obsession with saving a priceless relic looted from Iraq's national museum and a deadly game of revenge staged by his childhood friend, John must solve a puzzle to find the link between a modern-day witch and an ancient one. Aided by Tomas, an archaeologist, and Ari, an Iraqi photojournalist, John races to decipher a biblical prophecy that leads to the dark history behind the science of alchemy: Is turning lead into gold possible after all? Against his will, John returns to Iraq, where a treasure trove awaits discovery and where the truth behind a famous story the world believes to be a myth is finally revealed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 463 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 35.56mm | 226.8g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Maps
  • 0765369656
  • 9780765369659
  • 1,256,511

Review quote

Soaked in the blood of centuries, yet as fresh as tomorrow's headlines. D.J. McIntosh is articulate, literate, and scary.--Alan Bradley, bestselling author of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pieshow more

About D J McIntosh

D. J. McIntosh's The Witch of Babylon has been sold in nineteen countries. The book was short-listed for the Crime Writers Association (U.K.) Debut Dagger Award and won a Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished novel. McIntosh is a member of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies. She is a strong supporter of Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists.show more

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567 ratings
3.09 out of 5 stars
5 12% (66)
4 23% (132)
3 35% (199)
2 23% (130)
1 7% (40)
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