A gripping, high-concept Sigma Force adventure from bestselling author James Rollins. The crash of a U.S. military research satellite in the remote wilds of Mongolia triggers an explosive search for the valuable cargo it holds: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy, the energy connected to the birth of our universe.
But the last blurry image from the falling satellite captures a chilling sight: a frightening look into the future, a view of a smoldering eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin. At the Vatican, a mysterious package arrives for the head of Pontifical ancient studies, sent by a colleague who had vanished a decade earlier.
It contains two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin.
DNA testing reveals both are from Genghis Khan - the long-dead Mongol king whose undiscovered tomb is rumoured to hold the vast treasures and knowledge of a lost ancient empire. Commander Gray Pierce, and Sigma - joined by a pair of Vatican historians - race to uncover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery bound in the roots of Christianity's origins, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 18/07/2013
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781409113904