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The Witch of Babylon

D.J. McIntosh

Tor Books

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.

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342 West Twentieth Street, New York
Saturday, August 2, 2003, 10:30 P.M.
In the weeks since the accident, I’ve kept away from the constellation of friends who knew and loved my brother, Samuel. If our paths did happen to cross, they managed to say, “It’s a miracle you survived, John,” in tones suggesting the opposite.
I wore that one dark moment on the highway like a red-hot brand.
To avoid any more chance meetings, I arrived at Hal Vanderlin’s party deliberately late, hoping the crowd had already melted away. I wouldn’t
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  • 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the Crime Writers Association (U.K.) Debut Dagger Award and won a Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished novel.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.

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