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 that may contain
nothing less than the secret of life itself....
Cool, chic and compelling, The Black Book delivers
on every front, accelerating as it does towards
an action packed conclusion that will
challenge one's very concept of reality.
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a thousand books had been replaced
by the dust of a thousand graves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.
And yet, despite himself, the fear remained as he
checked his mirrors, running now through his veins
like some viral infection. A fear of the shadows;
a fear of the night; a fear of everything to which
he couldn't put a name; a fear that next time
he stepped from that car he would end up
the same way as a dozen men who
had gotten too close to The Black Book.