The Divine Engineer
Best Global Publishing Ltd
Publication date: June 2006
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
The Divine Engineer Simon Johnson isn't having a good week. He just lost his job, his career, his girlfriend and his flight back to England. Life is not good.Now marooned in Milan he discovers an old book, apparently the innocent travel record of a journey undertaken by an unnamed traveller and his companions some five hundred years ago. Lost and at a dead end in his life, he impulsively sets out to follow in the footsteps of the long dead diarist.But what exactly directly connects the book to a dying old multi millionaire, to the royal courts of 15th Century Italy, to a mysterious clinic, to a group of deadly assassins and to Simon's father and new girlfriend? Who exactly is the author of the book and why are the original traveller and his companions on their journey? Will Simon and his friends discover the identity of the mysterious figures they now find on their trail, and what incredible secret does the book really hold? And why would anybody be prepared to kill for such knowledge? Prepare to be fascinated as we move between countries in both the present day and 15th century Italy. The Divine Engineer - A mystery within a mystery within a mystery IMPORTANT AUTHORS NOTE! This book is not about finding the Holy Grail, the Original cross, Noah's ark, The Ark of the covenant, Jesus's family and any other religious artefact or burial sites of holy or mythological figures. Nor does it contain Nazis, The Knights Templar, Cathars or any secret group including Ancient Egyptians or any other lost or secret civilizations, Aliens, Dinosaurs, KGB, FBI, CIA, MI5 - Government conspiracies etc.All the historical and technical information is meticulously researched and is pedantically correct, including all references to individuals dates, kings, wars, equipment etc. It could even be true. But it isn't. It is a thriller that will intrigue you and has more twists than a politician at election time. I bet you can't figure it out! . About the Author Phil Ryan has achieved many things in his life as a writer and musician. In September 1991 he helped create and successfully launch The Big Issue magazine. As one half of the original two man team which included the current Editor in Chief and International Chairman - John Bird M.B.E. (Guaranteeing Phil's place in heaven if nothing else) Eighteen months later he returned to his musical roots as lead singer of The Animals in a record breaking 100,000 audience open air concert tour staged in Red Square, Moscow in May 1992 that was shown live by satellite across Europe and the West coast of America. Back to writing in 1993 and 1994 as he staged three of his plays -`I knew Jimi` (Music based) a drama `Last Train to Arnos Grove` and his award winning production of `The Blessed`. Returning to music during the late part of 1994 he helped conceive, launch and run The Twelve Bar Club, London's premier acoustic music venue and went on to win the Time Out - Best Music Venue of the Year award. He's recently finished a set of pilot scripts for a children's TV series based on his children's book 'The House of Eternal Summer', he's in discussion for a project based on another of his children's books 'Mr Noakes' He's also just finished his first literary thriller 'The Divine Engineer' and is three quarters through his second novel 'The Jericho Effect'. Right now he's formed a new London based band for a forthcoming mini-tour of Germany (EP and CDROM now available) and completed initial production demos on his new stage musical 'Svengali'. And by the by he's writing a self help book in his spare time. Why isn't he dead? Luck and regular meals!