OverviewCambridge archaeologist Sarah Weston makes an unusual discovery in the ancient Ethiopian mountain kingdom of Aksum-a sealed tomb with inscriptions in an obscure dialect. Along with her colleague, American anthropologist Daniel Madigan, she tries to identify the entombed man and translate the inscriptions. Tracking down clues in Addis Ababa and the monasteries of Lalibela, Sarah and Daniel uncover a codex in the subterranean library revealing the secret of the tomb-a set of prophecies about Earth's final hours, written by a man hailed by Ethiopian mystics as Coptic Christianity's 10th saint. Faced with violent opposition and left for dead in the heart of the Simien Mountains, Sarah and Daniel survive to journey to Paris, where they're given a 14th-century letter describing the catastrophic events that will lead to the planet's demise. Connecting the two discoveries, Sarah faces a deadly conspiracy to keep the secret buried in order to promote technological advances presently leading toward the prophesied end of the Earth.
Reviews"The Tenth Saint is a clever and well-written story which piqued my interest and curiosity. I enjoyed the wicked twist at the end, which I thought brought everything together cleanly. I look forward to more of Ms. Niko's writing!" -www.BibliophilicBookBlog.com
"Plain and simply an action-packed thriller. D.J. delivers on that and then goes a step further." -www.LoveRomancesAndMore.blogspot.com
"A fascinating look at the Coptic Christian Church (in the news of late in Egypt). . . . The storyline is fast paced. . . . Fans will enjoy this engaging conspiracy." -Harriet Klausner, MBR Bookwatch (March 2012)
"Her descriptive powers are remarkable. Whether constructing the distant past or today, whether reproducing the foreign or the familiar, Ms. Niko brings vivid, convincing sensory detail to her settings." -www.naples.FloridaWeekly.com
"Fast-paced and filled with danger and action in interesting and less well-known locales, The Tenth Saint will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the end." -www.FreshFiction.com
Author BiographyD. J. Niko is an author, an editor, and a former journalist. She is the editor in chief of Palm Beach Illustrated and the editorial director of Palm Beach Media Group. She is the author of The Storm Gourmet, and her articles have appeared in publications such as the Boston Herald, InStyle, the Miami Herald, National Geographic Traveler, and Frommer's Travel Guides. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.