2012 Florida Book Awards
News flash: THE TENTH SAINT awarded the Gold Medal for Popular Fiction at the prestigious Florida Book Awards!
Early praise for THE RIDDLE OF SOLOMON
"D. J. Niko's storytelling carries the grit of desert dust and the seductive scent of incense on every page as Sarah Weston races with a madman to save the treasures that King Solomon left behind."
—Mary Anna Evans, award-winning author of Artifacts and Wounded Earth
"The Riddle of Solomon is authentic and inspiring."
—Laurence O'Bryan, best-selling author of The Jerusalem Puzzle and The Istanbul Puzzle
"Take a dash of Dan Brown, a sprinkle of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and a whole lot of originality, and you've got the recipe for D.J. Niko's latest novel, the second in the spellbinding Sarah Weston saga. For readers who like their adventures steeped in research, authenticity, and nonstop intrigue, The Riddle of Solomon is highly recommended!"
—Ronald Malfi, award-winning author of Floating Staircase and Cradle Lake
PRAISE FOR THE TENTH SAINT
"The characters are lively, and the story is fast-paced and exciting, especially for inveterate fans of the genre."
- David Pitt, Booklist (January 1, 2012)
"Like 'The Da Vinci Code,' 'The Tenth Saint' takes you to a place you have never been, creating an adventure you will not soon forget."
- Laurence Leamer, New York Times-bestselling author of 'Kennedy Women'
"Fans will enjoy this engaging conspiracy based on the premise that extreme fundamentalists obsess with eliminating those who would interfere by reversing the steps of Revelations ..."
- Harriet Klausner, The Mystery Gazette (January 19, 2012)
"Interesting, intricate and intriguing, 'The Tenth Saint' is an archaeological puzzle the reader can't wait to solve."
- James O. Born, author of 'Burn Zone'
"An impressive and well-researched thrill-ride ... Dark tombs, buried secrets, and apocalyptic prophecies, this book has it all!"
- Ronald Malfi, author of 'The Ascent' and 'Floating Staircase'
"The Tenth Saint is a clever and well-written story which piqued my interest and curiosity. I enjoyed the wicked twist at the end, which I thought brought everything together cleanly. I look forward to more of Ms. Niko's writing!"
- Star Fyre, Bibliophilic Book Blog
"Ms. Niko drew me so deeply into both stories I never saw the answer coming. What a brilliant twist! There are hints along the way and you think “maybe, just maybe” but you just don’t expect that final outcome. ... I was pleased to see that Sarah Weston will be back in another thriller before too long—I wonder how Ms. Niko will surprise me then."
- Gina, Love Romance & More Book Blog