By Tom Knox
A gripping high-concept mystery for lovers of Dan Brown and Sam Bourne from the writer of The Genesis mystery and The Marks of Cain. within the silent caves of private France, younger archaeologist Julia Kerrigan finds an historic cranium, with a gap bored during the brow. After she unearths her discovery, her colleague is killed in suspicious conditions. in the meantime, within the jungles of south-east Asia photographer Jake Thurby is available a curious project via a gorgeous and made up our minds Cambodian attorney who's investigating unearths on the mysterious 2000-year-old simple of Jars. reveals which the specialists have long past to nice lengths to maintain mystery. not anyone understands why. again in England, an elderly professor has been brutally and elaborately murdered. The homicide continues to be unsolved. because the archaeologist, attorney and photographer pursue their separate quests to find the reality, an underlying trend starts off to emerge, which connects those far-flung occasions within the so much terrifying and unbelievable manner. And it quickly turns into transparent that those that search to free up the compelling puzzle can be risking a great deal greater than their lives.
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A small, old Cambodian man, in cotton trousers, bare-chested. But he was hanging upside down, his ankles were roped to the hook, his body was dangling and inverted; his hands trailed on the ground and his head bobbed inches from the blood-smeared concrete floor. The man’s throat had been cut: slashed violently open. Blood had obviously poured from his jugular onto the floor: as with the bleeding of halal butchery, he had been hung upside down so the blood would drain out. A smeared knife lay discarded nearby.
Julia walked a few yards away, tuning out. Waiting nervously for the final verdict. What was wrong? Surely this find was important? Maybe he just needed to be persuaded? The professor had finished his phone call. And now, without a word he started marching to his car, parked on the road by an abandoned farmhouse, a kilometre along the cattle path. The rain was falling now. Julia pursued her boss. She had to know. Her heartbeat matched her excitement. She stammered: ‘Ghislaine, sir, I mean – Monsieur, sir, Monsieur Quoinelles I need to know.
Her own car was the other way. She had to trudge through the drizzle, carrying the weight of her disappointment, her crushing let-down. She wouldn’t be able to call her father, or her mother, and vindicate her decision to go to Europe; she wouldn’t be able to tell her friends, her colleagues, the world, about her discovery. She felt like a teenager disappointed in love, she felt like an idiot. She had been chucked. Julia walked. Her bleak route took her past a steel cowshed, a run of barbed wire, and the very loneliest of the standing stones.