by Jeferey Small

The Jericho Deception


A brilliant premise and a ripping good novel, brimming with excitement,
imagination, vivid settings, and personable characters
— Douglas Preston, #1 Bestselling Author of The Monster of Florence
This one pushes the envelope to the edge and beyond, captivating with plausibility and imagination. A gritty thriller — with plenty of meat on its bones.
— Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The King's Deception
The Jericho Deception is a blisteringly original, wondrously structured descent into a literal and figurative hell. Jeffrey Small’s stellar tale of murder, treachery and international daring-do breathes new life into the moribund religious thriller genre as it blends science seamlessly with superstition. A high-tech Da Vinci Code on steroids, only better written.
— Jon Land, bestselling author of Pandora's Temple
Chock full of fascinating insider detail, The Jericho Deception is a thrilling roller-coaster ride into the beauty and darkness of the human mind. With muscular prose and a high quotient of believability, you’ll be riveted watching scientists, politicians, and spies vie for control of the Logos machine. Send out for food. You won’t want to stop reading.
— Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies

What if you controlled the power to see God?


Yale neuroscientist Dr. Ethan Lightman is on the verge of a ground-breaking discovery. A discovery that will solve a mystery that has haunted him since childhood. A discovery that will alter humanity’s relationship with religion forever.

 Ethan’s invention, the Logos machine, has the power to produce religious ecstasy, but it may also cause madness. When a colleague is brutally murdered, Ethan and Rachel Riley, a brilliant and beautiful graduate student, are thrust into a web of treachery that takes them deep into the Egyptian desert and to Project Jericho: a top-secret CIA program run by a mysterious doctor. As Ethan learns how his research has been perverted, he and Rachel race to unlock the Logos machine’s secrets before Project Jericho launches a modern Holy War. Along the way, he must confront a suppressed secret from his past that defines his very being.