True raiders The untold story of the 1909 expedition to find the legendary Ark of the Covenant

Brad Ricca

Book - 2021

"True Raiders is The Lost City of Z meets The Da Vinci Code, from critically acclaimed author Brad Ricca. This book tells the untold true story of Monty Parker, a British rogue nobleman who, after being dared to do so by Ava Astor, the so-called "most beautiful woman in the world," headed a secret 1909 expedition to find the fabled Ark of the Covenant. This amazing tale not only inspired the blockbuster film Raiders of the Lost Ark but stands on its own as an incredible story of a...dventure and mystery, though it has been almost completely forgotten today. In 1908, Monty is approached by a strange Finnish scholar named Valter Juvelius who claims to have discovered a secret code in the Bible that reveals the location of the Ark. Monty assembles a ragtag group of blueblood adventurers, a renowned psychic, and a Franciscan father, to engage in a secret excavation just outside the city walls of Jerusalem. Using recently uncovered records from the original expedition and several newly translated sources, True Raider is the first retelling of this group's adventures- in the space between fact and faith, science and romance"--

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New York : St. Martin's Press [2021]
First edition
Physical Description
xii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Brad Ricca (author)
  • Persons in their order of appearance
  • The key
  • Part one:
  • The cipher
  • Part two:
  • Underground
  • Part three:
  • The king in copper
  • Part four:
  • Raiders
  • Part five:
  • A black star.