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Christopher Hyde Books In Order

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Publication Order of Jay Fletcher Books

as A.J. Holt

Publication Order of Finn Ryan Books

as Paul Christopher
Michelangelo's Notebook (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lucifer Gospel (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rembrandt's Ghost (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Aztec Heresy (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John Holliday/Templar Books

as Paul Christopher
The Sword of the Templars (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Templar Cross (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Templar Throne (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Templar Conspiracy (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Templar Legion (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Templar (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley of the Templars (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost City of the Templars (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret of the Templars (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jane Todd WWII Thrillers Books

The Second Assassin (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Special Purpose (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
An American Spy (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Christopher Hyde is one of the popular Canadian authors, who likes to write a thriller and mystery novels. He is particularly famous for creating the characters of John Holliday and Finn Ryan. In addition to the thriller novel series, author Hyde has also written several standalone books in his career. Sometimes, he writes his books by using pseudonyms. The common pen names used by him include Paul Christopher and A.J. Holt. Author Hyde started his writing career in the year 1979 with the publication of his debut book titled The Wave. Since then, he has gone on to write numerous successful and popular books. Along with being an award winning author, Hyde has also worked as an editor, TV interviewer, and researcher. While working as a television interviewer, he specialized in environment, technology, and intelligence. Author Hyde was born on May 26, 1949, in Ottawa, Canada. His father was Laurence, who was a producer, illustrator, and author; while his mother was Bettye Marguerite, who worked as a child psychologist. Author Hyde married a woman named Mariea Sparks in 1975. They have two children named Noah Stevenson and Chelsea Orieanna. In his free time, author Hyde likes to travel, read, and visit clubs. Hyde formed a team with his brother named Anthony Hyde and wrote a novel under the joint pseudonym of Nicholas Chase. Author Hyde is considered to be a successful novelist from Canada. Before becoming a full time author, he used to work for a few media outlets. The first novel that Hyde wrote in his writing career depicts the story that revolves around the world’s largest dam’s failure. The story also shows the elements of human greed and failure. John Holliday is one of the well known protagonists that author Hyde created. He is depicted as a Lieutenant Colonel and features in a number of historical thriller novels.

Hyde has shown John Holliday as an ex-Army Ranger. He indulges in solving the mysteries that take place around him. Author Hyde is best known for writing the political fiction novels. He says that he was always interested in creating his own thrilling stories, but did not attempt to publish any of them for a long time. He used to write and keep all his initial stories for himself. Hyde developed numerous standalone books while he was still working as a television journalist, market analyst, and editor. It was only after taking a permanent exit from his jobs that he decided to publish his books one after the other. The books worked wonders for him and helped him to gain tremendous popularity as an author. Later, he also started writing new novels and they also achieved great successes. After a few years of becoming an established author, Hyde decided to pen a historical mystery series. And it was at this time that he began writing the Finn Ryan series. Its first book came out in the year 2005. With its success, Hyde wrote a few more books in the series and also penned another fashionable thriller series based on historical themes. This second series features the chief character as John Holliday. The novels of author Hyde have been translated into multiple foreign languages and are recognized by a large group of readers all over the world. With the tremendous growth of author Hyde as a writer, a achieved a tremendous fan base comprising of dedicated fans and readers. They end to wait eagerly for the publication of his upcoming books.

The Finn Ryan series written by Christopher Hyde is comprised of a total of 4 books, which were released between the years 2005 and 2008. The first book of this series is entitled ‘Michelangelo’s Notebook’. It was released in 2005 by the Onyx Books. Author Hyde has set the story of this novel in New York, The United States. At the start of the book, Finn Ryan is shown as undergoing a course in art history at the University of New York. The beautiful and brilliant Finn Ryan comes across a shocking discovery. She finds a drawing of Michelangelo about a dissected dead body. It is believed that this drawing originates from the near mythical notebook of the artist. However, on the same night, someone makes a forced entry into her house and murders her boyfriend. The burglar also steals the sketches that Finn Ryan had drawn of Michelangelo’s drawing. Sensing danger to her life, Finn goes to the address that her mother had told her to go in case of any emergency. There, Finn meets an enigmatic book dealer named Micahel Valentine. He joins Finn in her attempt to expose a deadly secret related to the drawing. The two undergo through a desperate race in and out of the city. They look for clues from the pages of history so as to expose an important secret from the last days of the Second World War. This electrifying secret is believed to lie in the dark shadows of the Vatican city, located in its heart.

The next mind blowing book written in this series is titled ‘The Lucifer Gospel’. The Onyx publication released this book too in 2006. Author Hyde has introduced the main characters in this plot as Finn Ryan and Virgil Hilts. The story opens by showing the young and enthusiastic archaeologist Finn Ryan traveling through the deserts of the Sahara in search of the long lost tomb of one of the apostles. She is joined by the charismatic photographer and pilot named Virgil Hilts. The two come across something that they had never thought of. They find signs of a murder that had taken place many decades ago, along with an old Roman medallion that bears the name of an infamous fallen archangel. It does not take them long to realize the fact that what they have found is just a small piece of a bigger puzzle. Realizing that their own life is in danger, they run away. But, their enemies pursue them wherever they go. Virgil and Finn try to look for the hidden truth in different places in a desperate attempt to save their lives. However, they did not expect that the facts that they find will shake the history’s foundations. Similar to the previous novel, this novel too received a lot of appreciation and praise. Author Hyde was lauded for his efforts in bringing up such an interesting and thrilling story. The intriguing story set in the backdrops of history kept the readers turning the pages till the very end. It suspense helped in its publicity by word of mouth and enabled it to gather numerous other readers from around the world.

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One Response to “Christopher Hyde”

  1. Richard (Marc) Rains: 2 years ago

    Dear Christopher,
    Hi. Sorry to say I haven’t read many of your books, but I am currently rereading STYX, which I always thought was a tight little gem. I’ve had some modest publications of my own, stories in Borderlands 2 and Dark Screams 10, and a story contest “collaboration” with Stephen King called “The Cat From Hell.” Take care and good luck. –Marc Rains


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