Books by James Douglas
The Doomsday Testament
1937, Hitler sent an expedition to Tibet in search of the lost land of Thule.
1941, Heinrich Himmler spent a huge fortune, and sacrificed the lives of hundreds of concentration camp prisoners, to turn Wewelsburg Castle in Germany into a shrine to the SS.
Art recovery expert Jamie Saintclair thought he knew his grandfather, but when he stumbles upon the old man’s lost diary he’s astonished to find that the gentle Anglican clergyman was a decorated hero who had served in the Special Air Service in World War Two. And his grandfather has one more surprise for him. Sewn in to the endpaper of the journal is a strange piece of Nazi symbolism.
This simple discovery will launch him on a breathless chase across Europe and deep into Germany’s dark past. There are some who will kill to find that which is lost, and although he doesn’t know it, Saintclair holds the key to its hiding place.
The Isis Covenant
AD 64 – Roman centurion Marcus Domitus leads an expedition to find the mythical treasure hidden deep inside Queen Dido’s temple.
AD 1945 – In the confusion and chaos of a burning Berlin, two high-powered Nazis disappear, and so does a precious object.
AD 2009 – Two families are brutally tortured and murdered in Boston and London, the crimes linked by a single name and a shared history.
Art recovery specialist Jamie Saintclair receives a call from a Boston detective, asking for his help to investigate a brutal murder. She believes Saintclair might hold the key to solving the crime through his detailed knowledge of specialist Nazi units. But as they delve deeper into the sinister world of the occult, they uncover a dark secret that men have lusted over for more than two millennia. Long ago, in the ancient temple of Isis, something was stolen, and the repercussions have resonated through the centuries. Saintclair must discover the truth before the curse claims more victims, and finally catches up with him.
Corgi Books, 2012