“Heart-stopping suspense, ancient mysteries, and roller-coaster action . . . A true gem.”—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author
Photographer Edie Miller is eyewitness to a murder—and the theft of an ancient Hebrew relic known as the Stones of Fire. Fearing the D.C. police are complicit, she turns to historian Caedmon Aisquith for help. At first neither understands the breadth of the crime: what was captured on film, its ties to a government conspiracy, or the true value of the astonishing work of art that could lead the bearer to the most valuable relic of all…the Ark of the Covenant.
Marked for execution, Edie and Caedmon are on the run. From Washington, D.C., to Canterbury Cathedral to the island of Malta, they must follow the clues of the quatrains if they are to discover the truth, ward off a global conflagration, and stay alive.
“Part Dan Brown, part Indiana Jones, and part James Bond . . . What an ambitious debut!”—Karen Dionne author of Freezing Point
C. M. Palov graduated from George Mason University with a degree in art history. The author’s résumé includes working as a museum guide, teaching English in Seoul, Korea, and managing a bookshop. Twin interests in art and arcana inspired the… More about C.M. Palov