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The Forgotten Holocaust

(Ben Hope #10)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,561 ratings  ·  106 reviews

The breathtaking new adventure starring Ben Hope

A lost, aimless and hard-drinking Ben Hope has wandered back to his old haunt in Ireland. The ex-SAS soldier is searching for peace, but trouble soon appears when Kirsten Hall, a young journalist, is brutally murdered right in front of him. Unable to prevent it, Ben is driven by guilt to hunt down the killers. All he has to

Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 29th 2015 by Avon
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Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
After painting Ben Hope into quite the corner throughout the last novel, Mariani is back with yet another instalment to the series. This forces Hope to pick up the shards of his life after a few illogical decisions have tipped the scales yet again. Hope is back in Ireland, visiting the location of a home he once owned. While there, he meets an aspiring author, Kristen Hall, who shares some of her research. Kristen explains that she is attempting to pen the first difinitive biography of prominent ...more
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great Ben Hope adventure. The body count is high though and he seems rather mercenary in this one. His personal life is falling apart and he throws himself into the latest mystery, based around the Irish Potato Famine, with scant regard for the lives of others. Despite that it’s a thrilling interesting ride as always and makes for a great read.
Bev Taylor
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ex sas soldier ben hope returns to ireland to forget his troubles - wishful thinking!

the brutal murder of a young woman plunges him into a deadly intrigue and a breathless chase across the globe

a shocking historical secret, buried for 150 years is about to explode and the killers will do anything to hide the truth

well researched and superbly written. we have a new hero in ben

Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant read loved this thriller won this book on first reads well written book worth more than 5*.
Terence M
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review to come
I love this series! Inevitably, some are better than others but The Forgotten Holocaust, the tenth, is one of the best. It could also do well as a standalone thriller. Excellent!

Robert Bradberry
Who knew?

What do an Irish potato famine, Tulsa Oklahoma, and
Ben Hope have in common? If you guessed The Forgotten
Holocaust you nailed it. Along with the five-star heroics of
our heartbroken hero this is another Mariani gem.
Douglas Misquita
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good ole Ben Hope. Reliable. Relatable. Balanced. While Jack Reacher lumbers through everything, Ben Hope is in a dune buggy - racing, determined. Scott Mariani does not overwhelm his readers with too much history or conspiracy. Instead, he blends it in the mixer just right.
Am sure gonna read more of Ben Hope. My hope rides with him. I want to see something great happen to him and hope he settles down contended with a nice life ahead of him. That's how much I relate to the character.
Alan Marston
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ben has given up all connection with his previous business as such - there is no contact with Val in France whatsoever in the book. The love of his life, Brooke, has left him. He has sold his home in Ireland and it is now a hotel that he visits for a drink, and, yes, he has hit the bottle. Not an auspicious start.
In a somewhat inebriated state he is unable to protect a young lady with whom he fell into an interesting conversation in which she hinted at something that she had discovered. He is
Christopher Everest
Good hero. Good series. However.... perhaps counter-intuitively I think he lacks a touch of "philosophy". I know that is a strange request for an adventure-thriller series but I believe Jack Reacher has it and the great noir writers with their lone heroes stalking the mean streets had it. I would like to see Ben Hope "warmer". Yes he can kill, and very effectively but didn't he study Theology at one time. I would like more justification than rage or protection of innocents. Having said that I ...more
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent novel from the mind of Scott Mariani. Beginning with the murder of a journalist, and using the Great Famine as a foundation stone in building the plot, Mariani takes the reader from Ben Hope's former home in Ireland across the world to Oklahoma. There he confronts a political world of corruption and evil deeds, and the final solution to the murder of the journalist. This novel continues the saga of Benedict Hope and his struggles with his personal world. I would recommend this ...more
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read anything by this author beofre - but will do now. I really enjoyed this thriller - full of the right amount of twists and turns to keep my on the edge of my seat! This book is great for escapism - curl up with this and a good cup of tea and you'll loose a good few hours! The main character of Ben hope was well written, and it's story based around the potato famine in Ireland, an unfamiliar part of history to me, but now I feel I should go and find out more. I think either males or ...more
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books-read
4.5 stars

This was another brilliant book in the series. I've already purchased the next book in the series and look forward to reading it soon.
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Picking up the pieces of his life, haunted by drinking and self-neglect and taking up residence in Ireland near his former home, “The Forgotten Holocaust” opens as troubled ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope stumbles into a mystery after futilely trying to prevent the murder of young journalist Kristen Hall. With nothing more than clues from her research on Lady Elizabeth Stamford, the wife of an autocratic English Lord during the devastating 18th century Irish Famine, Hope sets out to find her killers.

Sue Morcumb
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goodreads
Another great story from Scott Mariani about the infamous Ben Hope, the forever hero and good guy, he is always pulled into something but manages to survive but he is alone in his life and it leads into him into doing some jobs that he would be better not doing, he is a really nice guy, full of conscience and caring, does not use force unless he has too, but he does not just go around shooting people because they are wrong, he is methodical in his approach to a violent situation and usually gets ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Kym Hamer
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindled
It's been a while since I read #9 and I think that made reading The Forgotten Holocaust all the better for me. It's the pacy combination of history and thriller that I enjoy and even though I knew that Ben Hope would save the day, I was still gripped by the twists, turns and revelations in the plot. I would have given this a 4-star rating but for a couple of things. Firstly there were some turns of phrase (the plane 'overflew' the harbour) that had either been missed in the editing or were just ...more
Christine Byleveld
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
As always, the suspense is good, keep you turning pages.
Like that the one female character can stand up for herself.
The ending is a bit John McClane meets Jack Reacher....
Looking forward to next adventure.
Mrs Linda Alexander

What a brilliant book. How this terrible part of English history not be more well known! I must admit myself to not knowing more about this appalling part of English history. Very well written.
linda lipinski
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love his books
Dennis Osborne
Jun 23, 2019 rated it liked it
A light read
Angelique Simonsen
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
As promised it was a page Turner and I enjoyed the conspiracy. Thought the ending was a bit lack lustre so three stars is all it gets
Donna rigby
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good book!

Again another excellent read in the Ben Hope series. I can't wait to see what happens to him in the next one.
Jana Burks
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always exciting

Another good one. Fast paced thriller with great characters and setting. Always a good choice and always a great backstory.
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
It appears we have a new and enhanced Ben Hope. More of a mercenary. I like the new character and look forward to the next book.
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of his better books, and completely wraps up in the end.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Love the Ben Hope series of adventures. Really enjoy the twists & turns in the plot together with well researched historical background
Panos Panagiotidis
As always good action and twists.
Barbara Bewick
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cannot put the books written by Scott Mariani down, gotta keep reading. Fantastic Reads.
Steve Jones
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-books
The best one of the series so far. A real page turner. Awesome.
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