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The Nemesis Program (Ben Hope, Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

Scott Mariani
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Book Description

The explosive, thrilling new BEN HOPE adventure from the top 10 bestselling author

While secretly researching the bizarre discoveries of Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla many years earlier, physicist Claudine Pommier becomes the victim of a remorseless and cruel murderer who breaks into her Parisian apartment. Is he just a serial killer, or is there more to her death than the Paris cops believe?

Maverick American biologist Dr Roberta Ryder receives a mysterious letter from her friend Claudine and travels to Paris to see her, only to learn of her shocking death. Before she knows it, Roberta becomes the target of ruthless men with a deadly agenda that only the letter can unmask. She’s alone and vulnerable. But she knows someone – the only someone – who can help her.

Ben Hope, ex-SAS soldier and Roberta’s old flame, now trying to retire to a life of peace with his fiancée Brooke, suddenly finds his life turned upside down by Roberta’s sudden arrival in England. She needs his help; he can’t turn her down. In a frantic race to Paris and halfway around the world, Ben and Roberta battle to uncover the mystery of Claudine’s research, with the killers just half a step behind. In the process they uncover a global conspiracy that will claim the lives of millions of people . . . unless Ben can stop it.

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    ‘Slick, serpentine and very, very entertaining . . . If you’ve got a pulse, you’ll love Scott Mariani; if you haven’t, then maybe you crossed Ben Hope.’ SIMON TOYNE

    ‘Scott Mariani is an awesome writer.’ CHRIS KUZNESKI

    ‘Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . . Scott Mariani packs a real punch.’ ANDY McDERMOTT

    ‘A romp of a read, each page like a tasty treat. Enjoy.’ STEVE BERRY

    About the Author

    Scott Mariani is the author of the worldwide-acclaimed action-adventure thriller series featuring ex-SAS hero Ben Hope. Scott’s novels have topped the bestseller charts in his native Britain and are translated into over twenty languages worldwide. To date the Ben Hope series comprises the #1 Bestseller The Alchemist’s Secret, The Mozart Conspiracy, The Doomsday Prophecy (published in the USA as The Hope Vendetta), The Heretic’s Treasure, The Shadow Project, The Lost Relic, The Sacred Sword and The Armada Legacy. Scott is also the author of the bestselling Kindle eBook novella, Passenger 13. Scott’s novels have been described as ‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne with a historical twist’.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1048 KB
    • Print Length: 449 pages
    • Publisher: Avon (5 Jun. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0007398468
    • ISBN-13: 978-0007398461
    • ASIN: B00H6WBF7W
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (426 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,656 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Scott Mariani is the author of the worldwide-acclaimed action-adventure thriller series featuring ex-SAS hero Ben Hope, which has sold over a million copies in Scott's native UK alone and is also translated into over 20 languages. His books have been described as 'James Bond meets Jason Bourne, with a historical twist'. The first Ben Hope book, THE ALCHEMIST'S SECRET, spent six straight weeks at #1 on Amazon's Kindle chart, and all the others have been Sunday Times bestsellers.

    Scott was born in Scotland, studied in Oxford and now lives and writes in a remote setting in rural west Wales. When not writing, he can be found bouncing about the country lanes in an ancient Land Rover, wild camping in the Brecon Beacons or engrossed in his hobbies of astronomy, photography and target shooting (no dead animals involved!).

    In addition to writing thrillers, he's also an avid fan of horror, and his most recent publication, available exclusively on Amazon, is HOUSE OF MALICE, a shocking and terrifying novella based partly on some of Scott's own personal experiences as a paranormal investigator. You can find out more about Scott and his work on his official website,

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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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    I have long been a fan of Scott Mariani and Ben Hope and on this occasion Mariani has surpassed himself. I'm regard myself as a fairly quick reader but I cleared this book in just two days; it would have been quicker if I didn't have to go to bed! The subject matter, a weapon of such destructive force, seems implausible at first but as the story progresses it becomes more convincing particularly with the idea of secret organisations within already secret organisations.
    For those who have yet to meet Ben Hope, beware he is highly addictive and I can only recommend Scott Mariani and Ben Hope
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Hurray 26 Jun. 2014
    By Gwyn
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    We have waited too long for another Ben Hope story, but once again it has lived up to expectations. Scott has an amazing wealth of ideas and I now have to patiently wait for the next one. Please hurry!!!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Suspend all belief. 24 Jan. 2015
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    "Spoiler Alert": Ben survives, a surprise attack by armed gunmen while sitting on a park bench dressed as a vicar. Ben then survives a fire ravaged building that collapses in upon itself. Ben goes to survive in order, a likely fatal car crash, an attack by ten heavily armed special forces soldiers. a plane crash in a lake, a tsunami, an exploding ship, a helicopter crash. Get the picture. The average cat would be jealous reading this book, thinking "how come I only have nine lives". I don't mind a bit of escapism but this is science fiction. I also note that the negative reviewers go on to explain why they didn't like the book and the 5 star reviews are one and two word reviews. Great, fantastic, very good, exciting, etcetera.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Ben gets married....... nearly! 31 July 2014
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    We find Ben on the short run up to his wedding day, getting to know his unexpected son and about to pick up his abandoned theological studies. As things seem to be going according to plan, Roberta arrives on the scene in a panic and begging for help. With Brooke's ultimatum ringing in his ears, Ben departs to save the world once again. Mariani blends fact with fiction in his usual seamless manner, leaving the reader with the uneasy feeling that Tesla's machines might well have been created - by whom? After the car chases, gun battles and marvelous escapes Ben and his mates are adrift but alive, awaiting rescue. Does Brooke forgive him? Will Roberta reappear to confuse him further? Is Ben really going to be ordained?
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    4.0 out of 5 stars This series looks stronger than ever 20 Jun. 2014
    By Kate TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Ben Hope is back. And, following the revelations of The Armada Legacy and The Sacred Sword, he is not the man he once was. This would seem, then, the perfect point to tell you to stop reading if you do not not want to know what has gone before. The Nemesis Program might work perfectly well as a standalone thriller but Ben Hope carries with him more baggage than an airport luggage reclaim conveyor belt. This is the ninth book, after all. Warnings given, I shall crack on.

    Everything has changed for Ben. He is about to marry Brooke and is learning hard how to be a father to his newly discovered son. His gun is retired, now his focus is on continuing his college education and becoming the churchman he always wanted to be. But, with just three days left before his marriage to Brooke in the Cathedral at Christ Church, Oxford, a face from Ben's past turns up in the form of old flame Dr Roberta Ryder. Roberta's friend Claudine has been murdered in Paris, expanding foam poured into her lungs by a serial killer known as `the handyman'. But, before she died, a terrified Claudine, frightened for her life, sent a letter to Roberta. It provided a clue to a device that governments might kill for and that everyone should fear. Claudine was no more killed by `the handyman' than Ben Hope is a man made to marry. As the killers hunt for Roberta, Ben finds himself with no choice but to help her. With the future of the world at stake, it would be impossible to do otherwise. But when Ben goes on the run, or on the hunt, he leaves a trail of destruction in his wake - broken hearts just as much as broken bodies.

    I am a huge fan of the Ben Hope series of thrillers and have read each and every one as soon as they've become available.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    This is completely unfair! After reading Armada I waited 14 months for the next Ben Hope to arrive. I pre-ordered it for my Kindle so I would be sure to get it the moment it was released. It was waiting for me when I woke up and I read it in a single session - finishing in the early afternoon. Now I'm back to waiting for the next one again
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    Big Ben Hope fan, just waiting for the next one.I seem to deliberately read them slower these days, knowing that the next one is not written yet.Yet again Ben Hope the man we would secretly all like to be triumphs in the end! I am beginning to think whatever the subject of these books was about, as long as Ben is in there, it wouldn't really matter, maybe Ben Hope cookery books.Ben Hope plays for England, that would surely guarantee us the world cup.Long live Ben.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars No Maj. Hope...I expect you to die! 16 Nov. 2014
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    Hmmm...Ben Hope 9 arrived on my Kindle and as I always do, I opened it up ready for a long reading session. But I wasn't gripped straight away as i usually am by these books. In fact it took 2 months of picking up and putting down to finally get through it.
    Of course, I've never taken the books seriously and understand that they are works of fiction from the imagination of a great writer - but for me - dare I say it...this was more Commander Bond than Major (retd) Hope. We even have an evil villain with a limp! It's steered so far towards the Fleming character that I'm even seeing Daniel Craig every time Ben says something. More and more witty one liners, close calls with the women, piloting a plane...

    I gave it 4 stars because once I did actually get into it it did hook me in but it took a while to get going and I feel as though I've read it to complete the series until 10 comes out in January (which I've pre- ordered).
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
    I always enjoy Scott Mariani's books and read them far too quickly. The only disappointment is when I've finished and have to wait for a new book to be published!
    Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Ben hope book
    Always a real page turner with clever ideas...

    Very easy reading style makes Scott Mariani's characters come alive. As good as the other prequels
    Published 17 days ago by martina o'connor
    4.0 out of 5 stars Awsome
    Absolutely brilliant was booked from first to last page a must read for action and adventure fans. Can't wait to read next one
    Published 18 days ago by juju hooks
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
    I love these books and as exciting as ever
    Published 18 days ago by Lou
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    As with all his books an excellent fictional read roll on the the next book
    Published 19 days ago by ROGER VICKERS
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Ben Hope my hero !
    Published 19 days ago by stevenbetts
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another great page turner from Scott Mariani!!
    This is a fantastic psychological and at times a brutal murderous thriller.. As with many thrillers I have read it begins calmly but soon builds to a storming finale, which is... Read more
    Published 20 days ago by Stef1972
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good enough read cculd have been better though
    Good Book, Predictable though and a little far fetched
    Published 21 days ago by jack dougan
    4.0 out of 5 stars a good enough read
    I've read all the ben hope books and wile this one was good and still exciting enough it wasn't as good as some of the past exploits. Read more
    Published 23 days ago by julies158
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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