M.B. Lewis


M.B. Lewis is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author and his books have been on the bestseller lists on Barnes and Noble, Nook, and Kobo platforms. He has been on author panels at Thrillerfest, Louisiana Book Festival, Pensacola Book and Writers Festival, and Killer Nashville. A 25-year Air Force pilot, he has flown special operations combat missions in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan in the AC-130U Spooky Gunship. Lewis is currently a pilot for a major U.S. airline.




10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol, John J. Hainkel Jr. Room
Thrills and Kills: Adventure, Mystery, and Murder
with Roy Hoffman, P.M. LaRose, M.B. Lewis, and Mary Manhein

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

The Pilate Scroll

A quest to save the world . . . a secret that could change it. Forever.

Kadie Jenkins is a survivor. Now part of an elite group of scholars and scientists, their mission is to stop an impending global terrorist threat. But when a colleague is murdered in Egypt, Kadie finds herself pitted against a foe more terrifying than the one they were trying to stop. Teaming up with a renegade pilot and her younger brother, they find themselves in a race against time, greed, and certain death. Can they uncover a 2000-year-old legend to save themselves and possibly the rest of the world?

What others are saying about The Pilate Scroll:

"It has everything-a strong heroine, a sweet younger brother, a true hero, and pesky villains . . . I won't give away the details, but it sure touched me! I highly recommend this book!" - Lenora Worth, New York Times Best-Selling Author

"WARNING: Sleep deprivation likely. This Christian thriller is a page-turner; more like a page-burner. Think Indiana Jones meets God's Not Dead!" - David Jeffers, Amazon Best-Selling Author of Man Up! What the Bible Says About Being A Man

"...Lewis weaves into the story a spiritual dimension that is filled with the author's excellent knowledge of the Bible, his deep understandings of the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the virtues of Christianity found in forgiveness, redemption, transformation, and healing." - Dr. Karl K. Stegall, Pastor Emeritus, First United Methodist Church Montgomery, Alabama

"...a story that lifts both the soul and the heart rate." - James R. Hannibal, Award-Winning Author of The Gryphon Heist

"...an engaging action-filled romp through Europe and the Middle East steeped in religious symbolism and history..." - Publisher's Weekly's The Booklife Prize

"Lewis courageously steps away from the mainstream to answer a higher call to deliver this epic Christian thriller. Well done!" - Gary Westfal, Best-Selling Author, Goal Mind

"...let me just say there haven't been many action novels that moved me to tears. This one did... highly recommended novel for believers and nonbelievers alike." - Jason E. Fort, creator and author of Fortress Books


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