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The Alchemist's Secret

(2007)
(The Fulcanelli Manuscript)
(The first book in the Ben Hope series)
A novel by

 
 
Ben Hope was an elite soldier before his troubles forced him to quit the army. Now he's using his skills to rescue kidnapped children. But when Ben is approached by a millionaire businessman to trace an ancient lost manuscript whose secret could save a dying girl, he finds himself embarking on the strangest mission of his life. With fiendish codes to crack and dangerous enemies in hot pursuit, Ben teams up with Roberta Ryder, a beautiful American scientist. The trail leads them from Paris to the ancient Cathar strongholds of the Languedoc. There lies an astonishing secret which has been hidden through the ages.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Action packed with lively characters, wonderful locations and enough twists and turns to keep you turning the pages, The Fulcanelli Manuscript is a treasure-hunt thriller that establishes this author as one to watch." - M J Rose


Used availability for Scott Mariani's The Alchemist's Secret

Hardback Editions

March 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fulcanelli Manuscript
Author(s): Scott Mariani
ISBN: 0-7090-8301-7 / 978-0-7090-8301-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Alchemist's Secret (Ben Hope)
Author(s): Scott Mariani
ISBN: 1-84756-340-6 / 978-1-84756-340-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Alchemist's Secret (Ben Hope, Book 1)
Author(s): Scott Mariani
ISBN: 1-84756-079-2 / 978-1-84756-079-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Alchemist's Secret: Ben Hope, Book 1
Author(s): Scott Mariani
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


October 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Alchemist's Secret: Ben Hope, Book 1
Author(s): Scott Mariani
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Alchemist's Secret: Ben Hope, Book 1
Author(s): Scott Mariani
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Alchemist's Secret (Ben Hope, Book 1)
Author(s): Scott Mariani
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU