Sam Bourne is the pseudonym of Jonathan Freedland, an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He has written a weekly column for the Guardian since 1997, having previously served as the paper's Washington correspondent. He has covered five US presidential elections, including Barack Obama's campaign in 2008. In the annual What the Papers Say Awards of 2002 Jonathan Freedland was named Columnist of the Year, and in 2008 he won the David Watt Prize for Journalism. His first novel, The Righteous Men, was a Richard and Judy Summer Read and a Number 1 bestseller. His next two novels, The Last Testament and The Final Reckoning were both top five bestsellers. He lives in London with his wife and their two children.
Praise for Sam Bourne: 'The biggest challenger to Dan Brown's crown ! a highly charged, theologically accurate tale' Mirror 'Compulsive reading ! successfully blends ancient teachings with the highly charged ways of the 21st century ! bears all the hallmarks of a blockbuster' Daily Express 'The best thriller I've read in years' Piers Morgan 'More readable than The Da Vinci Code -- the sense of menace is darker and the characters more believable' Esquire 'Sharper and vastly more authoritative than Dan Brown' Telegraph 'A gripping read' Guardian 'Immensely diverting ! a pacy read, constructed with a crisp control of tension and narrative drive' Observer