By Steve Berry
In 323 B.C.E, having conquered Persia, Alexander the nice set his attractions on Arabia, then unexpectedly succumbed to an odd fever. finding his ultimate resting place–unknown to this day–remains a tantalizing aim for either archaeologists and treasure hunters. Now the search for this coveted prize is ready to warmth up. And Cotton Malone–former U.S. Justice division agent became rare-book dealer–will be drawn into an severe geopolitical chess online game.
After narrowly escaping incineration in a devastating hearth that consumes a Danish museum, Cotton learns from his pal, the beguiling adventurer Cassiopeia Vitt, that the blaze was once neither an coincidence nor an remoted incident. As a part of crusade of arson meant to masks a much more diabolical layout, structures throughout Europe are being gobbled by means of infernos of unnatural strength.
And from the ashes of the U.S.S.R., a brand new kingdom has arisen: Former Soviet republics have consolidated into the relevant Asian Federation. At its helm is ideal Minister Irina Zovastina, a crafty despot with a expertise for politics, a style for blood recreation, and the single-minded wish to surpass Alexander the good as history’s final conqueror.
Backed by way of a mystery cabal of powerbrokers, the Federation has accrued a harrowing arsenal of organic guns. outfitted with the hellish strength to decimate different countries at will, just one factor retains Zovastina from atmosphere in movement her loss of life march of domination: a magnificent therapeutic serum, stored mystery via an historical puzzle and buried with the mummified continues to be of Alexander the Great–in a tomb misplaced to the a long time for greater than 1,500 years.
Together, Cotton and Cassiopeia needs to outrun and outthink the forces allied opposed to them. Their perilous quest will take them to the beaches of Denmark, deep into the commemorated monuments of Venice, and at last excessive contained in the desolate Pamir mountains of critical Asia to resolve a riddle whose resolution may possibly damage or retailer thousands of people–depending on who reveals the misplaced tomb first.