Austria’s annexation of Bosnia in 1908 pushes civilization toward global war. The beleaguered British Foreign Office struggles to control the crisis while dealing with the bizarre and gruesome deaths of agents around the world, each found with a knife thrust in their throat and the same calling card in their pocket. Inspector Edmund Jenkins of Scotland Yard is back on the case in this terrifying sequel to The Man with the Black Box. Who is Charlie, and what has he to do with the mystery of the black box? From the foggy, dank streets of London, to the scorching deserts of New Mexico, the battle between good and evil takes an unpredictable turn in this fantasy thriller of historic proportions.