The Sign, Raymond Khoury’s third bestseller (following The Last Templar and The Sanctuary), has 113,000 copies in print. Before becoming a writer, Khoury was an architect, an investment banker and also dabbled in real estate. After two of his screenplays were shortlisted for Fulbright Fellowships, he decided to try his hand at a third – The Last Templar. In addition to becoming a major bestseller (21 weeks on Publisher Weekly’s charts in its hardcover and mass editions), that novel last year was adapted for a four-hour NBC miniseries starring Oscar winner Mira Sorvino.
(Publisher’s Weekly, June 1)