A fire destroys a New York City rare bookstore-and reveals clues
to a treasure worth killing for. . . . A disgraced scholar is found
tortured to death. . . . And those pursuing the most valuable
literary find in history are about to cross from the harmless
mundane into inescapable nightmare.
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Tropic of
Night comes a breathtaking thriller that twists, shocks, and
surprises at every turn as it crisscrosses centuries, from the
glaring violence of today into the dark shadows of truth and lies
surrounding the greatest writer the world has ever known.