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The Da Vinci Fraud: The True Story of Dan Brown and the World's Greatest Literary Crime

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Jack Dunn was devastated to discover Dan Brown had stolen the story from his novel The Vatican Boys to create the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code. The plagiarism was obvious. There were hundreds of similarities between the two books, including characters, settings, plot lines, and subject matter. The discovery changed the course of Jack’s life. He began an extraordinary fight for justice which pushed him to the depths of despair as he tried to prove his work had been copied by Dan Brown. The Da Vinci Fraud is Jack’s story, his explosive true account of the greatest literary fraud in history and a book that will change forever the way the world sees one of the most successful writers of all time. Jack Dunn is an international, award-winning author - 2008 USA IPPY Silver Medal for historical fiction. He has written 14 novels and 2 screenplays. His unique style of writing is a fact or fiction blending of historical events set in the present-day with fast-paced action and are thriller stories. His first book, The Diary of General William Goffe was released in 1982. It was syndicated in The New England region Advocate newspapers in weekly installments. It is estimated that from Vermont to New York City millions of readers read the story. The Dance through the Maze followed next in 1989. The Vatican Boys was first published and released in 1997. Then came Holyoke, The Belle Skinner Legacy in 2005, and Dan's Big Idea in 2007. The 2008 novel Babylon's Tablet of Destiny won Jack the prestigious national writing award presented in New York City in 2009. Ark Evil was published in 2010, The Third Secret of Fatima - Spanish Atlantis followed in 2012, The Little Book of Copying in 2013, Dagon's Hat in 2013, and Worland in 2014. The Brown Code followed in 2014 and The Durer Mystery in 2015. Jack's most recent story, Devils in the Country - The Jack Dunn Story was released in 2016. Jack travels all over the world to find material for his stories, searching libraries, historical sites, remote places, and secret histories that have long been forgotten. He lives in Western Massachusetts. Jonathan Coad graduated from Jesus College Cambridge with an MA in law and pursued a successful career as a media lawyer. His practice areas are copyright, defamation and privacy. His media clients have included Disney, ITV, Sky, Viacom, MTV, Channel 4, Sony, Huffington Post, and Newsweek. He has undertaken reputation management work for corporate clients such as Amazon, Procter & Gamble, Gucci, GlaxoSmithKline and Cambridge University. He has also acted for high-profile business moguls, senior politicians, music, TV, film, and sports stars, and members of the Royal Family. His book Reputation Matters is published early next year by Bloomsbury.

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