The no. 1 bestseller from the author of Kolymsky Heights
'As significant as . . . le Carré in bringing a gritty new realism to the thriller.' Sunday Telegraph
An ancient scroll has been discovered in Israel. Caspar Laing, a young and brilliant professor, is asked to decipher it. It contains the directions to the secret location of a priceless artefact. As he makes the treacherous journey into the desert, he is joined by dangerous rivals determined to claim the prize. He must win the race at all costs.
'Ceaselessly gripping . . . A joy to devour.' The Times
'Brilliantly entertaining.' Sunday Express