When an archaeological excavation in the ancient city of Acre uncovers a sealed amphora, the contents are found to include a map linking the legendary Knights Templar to a priceless hoard of treasure that includes something enigmatically described as 'beyond material wealth'.
Some 48 hours after the discovery, a series of brutal ritualistic killings rocks the heart of London. In order to solve the baffling deaths, DCI Lucas Jericho and his elite Raptor unit are drawn into the equation. Realising that he is out of his depth, Lucas is forced to enlist the aid of Caleb Salvatore, the world's foremost authority on the Knights Templar. In the face-to-face meeting, the professor informs him that in order to solve the mystery, they must decipher a series of clues hidden in a collection of esoteric documents and arcane symbols known only to a select few.
As the investigations continue, it becomes apparent that others are after the treasure and, worryingly, they will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. As a result, the wheels of an epic adventure are set in motion, one that leads the intrepid explorers from the streets of London to a tomb buried deep in the heart of Africa. What they discover forces them to a shocking conclusion - there are some things even more precious than life and death!
Editor's Comment: If you like Indiana Jones and Wilbur Smith, you'll love this. Almost impossible to put down, James Stevens is a master storyteller at the height of his powers.