In the oldest inhabited place on earth, atop a mountain known as
the Citadel, a Vatican-like city-state towers above the city of
Ruin in modern-day Turkey. Now, thanks to media coverage of a
climber''s assent, the eyes of the whole world are on a group that
has prized its secrets above all things. For the Sancti-the monks
living inside the Citadel-this could mean the end of everything
they have built and protected for millennia . . . and they will
stop at nothing to keep what is theirs.
For American reporter Liv Adamsen, driven by the memory of a
tragic loss, an earth-shaking discovery awaits that will change
everything . . .