THE YEAR'S MOST COMPELLING THRILLER !
It was all a world apart from her Harvard roots. Now, at the age of twenty-seven,
a thousand books had been replaced by the dust of a thousand graves
in which the past had buried its secrets with the dead,
and it was not impossible that the sea herself
was about to break her silence.
Archaeologist Kay Hunter is young and enthusiastic, but her determination to prove the existence of an urban myth called The Black Book will lead her ever deeper into a shady world that has already taken the lives of over a dozen men since it was lost in 1947 as, in collaboration with her French Connection, she begins the search for a work which may contain the secret of life itself...