“FROM THE ASHES is an ingenious, thought-provoking, and emotionally engaging thriller. This novel will resonate with you for a long time.”
- Lou Aronica, New York Times bestselling author
“With FROM THE ASHES, Jeremy Burns establishes himself among the best authors of taut, historical thrillers. In this gripping debut, Burns lays bare a fascinating conspiracy of deceit, full of action and twists. Truly, a must-read for fans of suspense, action, and history.”
- Robert Liparulo, bestselling author of THE 13TH TRIBE and COMES A HORSEMAN
“FROM THE ASHES is a thrilling race against time to expose a diabolical conspiracy that would shatter everything we think we know about the 20th century. With clever puzzles, enigmatic clues, and hidden secrets, Jeremy Burns re-imagines New York’s landmarks so vividly that you will want to explore them all over again.”
- Boyd Morrison, bestselling author of THE ARK and THE VAULT
“National Treasure meets The Bourne Identity in this riveting debut.
Blending history, suspense, and adventure, Burns takes readers on a nonstop thrill ride through some of the country’s most famous sites – and infamous periods of history – ensuring that you’ll never look at New York City, the 1930s, or the name ‘Rockefeller’ the same again.
Not to miss!”
- Jeremy Robinson, bestselling author of THRESHOLD and SECONDWORLD
“FROM THE ASHES is well-written and impeccably researched with great characters and a conspiracy that is frightening in both its implications and plausibility. Jeremy Burns is an author to watch.”
- Ethan Cross, internationally bestselling author of THE SHEPHERD
About The Book
Graduate students Jonathan and Michael Rickner, sons of eminent archeologist Sir William Rickner, are no strangers to historical mysteries and archeological adventures. But when Michael is discovered dead in his Washington, D.C. apartment, Jon refuses to believe the official ruling of suicide. Digging deeper into his brother’s work, he discovers evidence that Michael was murdered to keep his dissertation research buried. Joined by Michael’s fiancée Mara Ellison, Jon travels to New York where he uncovers the threads of a deadly Depression-era conspiracy – one entangling the Hoover Administration, the Rockefellers, and the rise of Nazi Germany – and the elite cadre of assassins that still guard its unspeakable secret. Finding themselves in the crosshairs of the same men who killed Michael, Jon and Mara must navigate a complex web of historical cover-ups and modern-day subterfuge, outwitting and outrunning their all-powerful pursuers as they race through the monuments and museums of Manhattan in a labyrinthine treasure hunt to discover the last secret of John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., before their enemies can bury the truth – and them – forever.
About The Author
An avid reader since the age of three, JEREMY BURNS was devouring novels by the time other children his age were still learning their ABCs. Blessed (and, at times, cursed) with a decidedly active imagination and an insatiable curiosity for nearly everything, Jeremy made learning and storytelling two of his chief passions. After earning his degree in History from Florida State University, Jeremy accepted a position teaching literature, creative writing, political science, and philosophy at an international school in Dubai. Like the characters in his books, Jeremy is an intrepid explorer whose own adventures have taken him from Mayan ruins in the Yucatan to the pyramids of Egypt, from medieval castles across Europe to the jungles of Bangladesh, and beyond. To date, Jeremy has traveled to more than twenty countries across four continents, seeking adventure, discovery, and ideas for future novels. When not exploring a new corner of the globe, Jeremy lives in Florida, where he is working on his next thrilling novel.