As war rages in 1944, young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. Shipped to Princeton University for study, the box contains mysteries that only Lucas, aided by brilliant archaeologist Simone Rashid, can unlock.
These mysteries may, in fact, defy—or fulfill—the dire prophecies of Albert Einstein himself.
Struggling to decipher the sarcophagus’s strange contents, Lucas and Simone unwittingly release forces for both good and unmitigated evil. The fate of the world hangs not only on Professor Einstein’s secret research but also on Lucas’s ability to defeat an unholy adversary more powerful than anything he ever imagined.
From the mind of bestselling author and award-winning journalist Robert Masello comes a thrilling adventure where modern science and primordial supernatural powers collide.
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About the Author
Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and bestselling author of many novels and nonfiction books. His most recent novels, published in more than a dozen languages, include The Romanov Cross, The Medusa Amulet, and Blood and Ice. His guide to composition, Robert’s Rules of Writing, has been adopted in many college classrooms. His articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in prominent publications such as the Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, People, Newsday, and the Washington Post. A long-standing member of the Writers Guild of America, he has taught and lectured at colleges and universities nationwide, including the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also served as visiting lecturer in literature at Claremont McKenna College for six years. A native of Evanston, Illinois, he now lives and works in Santa Monica, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am an immense fan of archeological mysteries. This is an archeological mystery plus set in WWII…A DOUBLE WHAMMY!! Lucas is a wounded soldier/professor. He returns from the war to teach at Princeton where he is then asked to decipher the mystery of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus. Where this story leads keeps a reader well involved. First, there is Lucas and Simone. They develop a romance while working together. Plus, they are adorable. Then, the setting of Princeton in 1944. I enjoyed this backdrop more than I can express. And Einstein makes a guest appearance. He is so real to life and a perfect fit for this thriller. Finally, the sarcophagus. Where do I begin? This is where the story veers off the beaten path for me. I love the history which is unveiled, but the tale becomes a little of a fantasy. I really do not do fantasy….that being said, the story is so well written and researched, I continued to enjoy it all the way through. I do feel the story is a little long winded. However, the action, mystery and thrilling ride keep a reader totally engrossed till the very end. I also turned around and ordered all of this author’s books and added them to the never ending TBR list. I received this novel from Netgalley for a honest review.