Synopses & Reviews
The third book of the Sarah Weston Chronicles
In Delphi, the mountain city deemed by the Greek gods to be the center of the Earth, a cult of neo-pagans re-create with painstaking authenticity ancient rituals to glorify the god Apollo and deliver oracles to seekers from around the world.
When antiquities are stolen from a museum in nearby Thebes, British archaeologist Sarah Weston and her American partner, Daniel Madigan, are drawn into a plot that goes beyond harmless role-playing: someones using the Delphian oracle as a smoke screen for an information exchange, with devastating consequences for the Western world.
Pitted against each other by the cults mastermind, Sarah and Daniel race against time and their own personal demons to uncover clues left behind by the ancients. Their mission: to find the original navel stone marked with a lost Pythagorean formula detailing the natural events that led to the collapse of the Minoan Empire.
But will they find it in time to stop the ultimate terrorist act?
The Tenth Saint Gold Medal, Popular Fiction/The Florida Book Awards
"Sarah Westons latest adventures and archaeological pursuits have taken her to Greece, where she is working with her American colleague (and sometimes romantic interest) Daniel Madigan, cataloging artifacts from a nearby dig. . . . Its full of riddles and codes like The Davinci Code, and its got the archaeological mystery mixed with the occult that made both Indiana Jones and The Mummy so popular, plus the action and a badass heroine like Lara Croft Tomb Raider!”
The Lit Bitch
Action, adventure, romance and historical mysterywho could ask for more? The Oracle is a great read.”
James O. Born, award-winning author of Scent of Murder
Although each book in the Weston series can be read as a stand-alone, there is clearly a story arc involving the series two lead characters, one that enriches each book and makes the series more than just a collection of independent thrillers.”
David Pitt, Booklist
About the Author
D.J. Niko is the pseudonym for Daphne Nikolopoulos, an award-winning journalist, author, editor, and lecturer who has spent her entire adult life traveling the world. As a former travel writer and zealous adventurer, she has visited remote spots on six continents, many of which have inspired her archaeological thriller series, The Sarah Weston Chronicles. She was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and now resides in Florida with her family. Niko is currently at work on a historical novel set in tenth-century BCE Israel.