Cancel

The 34th Degree

9 Reviews

The 34th Degree
Select Wishlist
Everyone (Public)
Just You (Private) - Sharing is Disabled
Select a Wishlist
Add to Wishlist
New York Times bestselling author Thomas Greanias continues the thrilling reality-altering epic adventure that began with The Promised War, as counterterrorism agent Sam Deker embarks on his most daring and life-altering mission yet.

Dishonorably discharged from the armed forces and haunted by nightmares of the past, counterterrorism agent Sam Deker is trying to build a new life in Los Angeles. The Pentagon, however, believes only he can endure their top-secret neuro-simulation program known as the 34th Degree, a stunning technological breakthrough that gleans priceless intel from the sliced brain tissues of dead terrorists. Their target: SS general Ludwig von Berg, the legendary Third Reich “Baron of the Black Order.” Deker’s mission is to discover the fate of the ultimate weapon—a supernatural alchemy for a fatal thermodynamic technology—before his counterparts in the Alignment, a twenty-first-century successor to the Nazi SS, beat him to it. Ultimately, Deker discovers that the past, present, and future are not what they seem, as his path leads to a shattering secret that will change everything he knows about the universe.
New York Times bestselling author Thomas Greanias continues the thrilling reality-altering epic adventure that began with The Promised War, as counterterrorism agent Sam Deker embarks on his most daring and life-altering mission yet.Dishonorably discharged from the armed forces and haunted by nightmares of the past, counterterrorism agent Sam Deker is trying to build a new life in Los Angeles. The Pentagon, however, believes only he can endure their top-secret neuro-simulation program known as the 34th Degree, a stunning technological breakthrough that gleans priceless intel from the sliced brain tissues of dead terrorists. Their target: SS general Ludwig von Berg, the legendary Third Reich “Baron of the Black Order.” Deker’s mission is to discover the fate of the ultimate weapon—a supernatural alchemy for a fatal thermodynamic technology—before his counterparts in the Alignment, a twenty-first-century successor to the Nazi SS, beat him to it. Ultimately, Deker discovers that the past, present, and future are not what they seem, as his path leads to a shattering secret that will change everything he knows about the universe.
NOOK Book (eBook)
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices
and the free NOOK Apps.
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK by Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 [Tab A and Tab 4]
  • NOOK by Samsung [Tab 4 10.1, S2 & E]
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Free NOOK Reading Apps
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC or Mac
  • NOOK for PC
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now
$7.99 7.99
Special Item Info Text
View Product Details
ADD TO CART
save for later
Advertising
Product Details
Sales Rank:
477,983
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Pages:
480
Publication Date:
06/28/2011
Format:
NOOK Book
File Size:
4 MB
ISBN13:
9781451612400
Publisher:
Atria Books
Show More
About the Author
Thomas Greanias is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children. Visit him at ThomasGreanias.com.
Show More
Read an Excerpt

1

It was on the Feast of the Ascension, forty days after Easter 1943, when an agent of the British Secret Service turned up at the doorstep of the Monastery of the Taborian Light and Philip knew his life as a monk was over.

Wrapped in his black cassock and hood, Philip had been on his knees with his brothers in the sanctuary, celebrating the resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, praying in eager expectation at the blessed hope of His return. This was as he had done for over twenty years, ever since he renounced his former ways and retired to the Monastery of the Taborian Light.

The monastery was perched atop one of the many otherworldly peaks of Meteora, the most remote and mysterious region of Greece. A thousand feet below lay the village of Kastraki, nestled in the foothills. Clinging to its gray granite summit, undisturbed by war or petty human conflicts, the Taborian Light was an impregnable retreat where the Eastern Orthodox monks could witness the unfolding of earthly affairs below and reflect on the eternal.

Here Philip made it his ambition to lead a quiet and peaceful life, just as the apostle Paul had instructed the original church at Thessaloniki. Toward that end, he had allowed his gray hair and beard to grow long, making him seem older than his fifty years, and cloaked in the humility of a monk, he tried to make himself as small and wiry a figure as possible.

But his shapeless cassock could not hide his hard physique or the alert, confident movements of his limbs. Nor could his hood completely veil his eaglelike nose and sharp features. Locals who glimpsed his face during a rare trip to the village never missed his shining black ramlike eyes, set wide apart, gazing placidly from beneath his bushy eyebrows. Their faces would darken with fear, and they would scurry away. Whether they recognized him or not, they instinctively knew he was not one of them.

The sound of hurried footsteps broke Philip’s trance, and his quick black eyes darted up to see Brother Vangelis whisper into the Archimandrite’s ear. The old monk’s face, barely visible behind his great beard and the misty veil of burning incense, fell as he looked at Philip, and the peace that Philip had known for twenty years left him.

So the day has come, Philip thought, and with it the dread.

Philip crossed himself three times before he rose from the floor. With a silent nod, he acknowledged the Archimandrite, took a deep breath, and left the sanctuary.

The visitor was in the narthex, admiring a wall painting of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He was dressed like a Greek peasant, and with his high forehead, long aesthetic features, and beard, he bore an absurd resemblance to a saint out of some Byzantine icon. But his blue eyes and fair skin betrayed him. When he spoke, it was in perfect Oxford English.

“Commander Lloyd, British Intelligence,” said the Englishman, looking him over. “You must be Philip. You’re smaller than I thought.”

That was what most men thought. Philip lowered his hood and watched Lloyd drop back a couple of steps in fear.

“They were right after all,” said Lloyd, marveling. “The face of a hawk and the eyes of a ram.”

Philip narrowed his eyes. “What do you want, Commander Lloyd of British Intelligence?”

“Why, the same thing the Nazis want,” Lloyd replied. “The Templar Globe. More precisely, what’s inside the globe.”

An uneasiness Philip hadn’t felt since his early days now gripped his heart, and he blinked as though he failed to understand. “I’m sorry, I don’t know what—”

“The Maranatha text,” pressed Lloyd. “The one the apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonian church in the first century. The one that dates the end of history and the return of Christ.”

© 2011 Thomas Greanias

Show More
What People Are Saying
"Fass is so talented that the listener can't help but set reality aside and get on board this rollicking ride." —-AudioFile
Show More
Editorial Reviews
In this leaden follow-up to The Promised War, Sam Deker, former Army Ranger and former member of the Israeli Defense Forces, travels back in time to 1943 Nazi-occupied Greece, courtesy of the Pentagon's experimental "34th Degree Neurosimulation Program," which involves injecting brain tissue from long-dead SS Gen. Ludwig von Berg and from freshly deceased Greek-American shipping tycoon Chris Andros into Deker's brain. Deker's mission is to learn the fate of an ancient manuscript, the Maranatha text, which may hold the secret to world domination. In 1943, Andros slips into Greece in a covert effort to recover the missing Maranatha text, while von Berg, "the most dangerous man in the Third Reich, after Hitler and Himmler," tries to stop him. Aphrodite Vasilis, a beautiful Athens socialite who was once Andros's fiancée and is now von Berg's unwilling mistress, makes the contest personal. Greanias covers familiar thriller territory with stock characters. (June)"Fass is so talented that the listener can't help but set reality aside and get on board this rollicking ride." —AudioFile
Show More
Customer Reviews (9)
- Anonymous
April 6, 2011
Great book
Read his 1st series and have the 1st 2 in his next series .. Check it out!!!
- SandyW
December 7, 2011
Loved this book. Action packed and kept you turning page after p
Loved this book. Action packed and kept you turning page after page late into the night way. If you like historical thrillers then this is definitely a book you need to check out! 
- Selina_Kyle
November 3, 2013
Show More Reviews 
Advertising
Share
The 34th Degree
Hardcover (1)
The 34th Degree
Pub. Date: 06/28/2011
Publisher: Atria Books
Temporarily out of stock online.
Add to Wishlist
Paperback (1)
The 34th Degree
Pub. Date: 05/29/2012
Publisher: Pocket Books
ADD TO CART - $9.99
Add to Wishlist
NOOK Book (1)
The 34th Degree
Pub. Date: 06/28/2011
Publisher: Atria Books
ADD TO CART - $7.99
Add to Wishlist
Audiobook (3)
The 34th Degree
Pub. Date: 07/25/2011
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
ADD TO CART - $95.99
Add to Wishlist
The 34th Degree
Pub. Date: 07/25/2011
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
ADD TO CART - $29.99
Add to Wishlist
The 34th Degree
Pub. Date: 07/25/2011
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Temporarily out of stock online.
Add to Wishlist
Explore More Items
From the dark fantasies of a sexual underworld to the darkest realities of a terrorist ...
From the dark fantasies of a sexual underworld to the darkest realities of a terrorist conspirator, New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum draws District Attorney Butch Karp deep into a combustible courtroom game of politics, power, lies, and ...
Following his acclaimed bestseller Purple Cane Road, James Lee Burke returns with a triumphant tour ...
Following his acclaimed bestseller Purple Cane Road, James Lee Burke returns with a triumphant tour de force. Set in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, home to celebrities seeking to escape the pressures of public life, as well as to xenophobes ...
A stunning debut suspense novel in the bestselling tradition of Scott Turow and John Grisham—from ...
A stunning debut suspense novel in the bestselling tradition of Scott Turow and John Grisham—from a “gifted writer” with a “long and successful career ahead of him” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).At thirty-five, criminal defense attorney Alex Miller is the youngest ...
From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter comes the heart-stopping twenty-first installment in the ...
From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter comes the heart-stopping twenty-first installment in the electrifying FBI Thriller series.After Agent Dillon Savich stops a crazy man from harming a pregnant woman, the man unexpectedly falls into a coma. Doctors discover ...
Navy SEAL turned covert operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in Brad ...
Navy SEAL turned covert operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in Brad Thor's hottest political thriller yet. Buried within the black ops budget of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by ...
The third deliciously sexy novel in the New York Times bestselling Duke’s Men historical romance ...
The third deliciously sexy novel in the New York Times bestselling Duke’s Men historical romance series, featuring an investigator who sets out to find gypsies—and unexpectedly finds love.Investigator Tristan Bonnaud has one aim in life—to make sure that his half-brother ...
The dangerously beautiful Lucky — star of two of Jackie Collins' previous smash, international number ...
The dangerously beautiful Lucky — star of two of Jackie Collins' previous smash, international number one bestsellers, Chances and Lucky — returns in Lady Boss. And this time the shockingly sensual, ruthlessly clever Lucky is out to conquer Hollywood! In ...
Ruthless corporate raider Matthew Farrell was poised to move in on the legendary department store ...
Ruthless corporate raider Matthew Farrell was poised to move in on the legendary department store empire owned by Chicago's renowned Bancroft family. In the glare of the media spotlight, it was a stunning takeover that overshadowed the electric chemistry between ...