As war rages in 1944, young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. Shipped to Princeton University for study, the box contains mysteries that only Lucas, aided by brilliant archaeologist Simone Rashid, can unlock.
These mysteries may, in fact, defy—or fulfill—the dire prophecies of Albert Einstein himself.
Struggling to decipher the sarcophagus’s strange contents, Lucas and Simone unwittingly release forces for both good and unmitigated evil. The fate of the world hangs not only on Professor Einstein’s secret research but also on Lucas’s ability to defeat an unholy adversary more powerful than anything he ever imagined.
From the mind of bestselling author and award-winning journalist Robert Masello comes a thrilling, page-turning adventure where modern science and primordial supernatural powers collide.
I am an immense fan of archeological mysteries. This is an archeological mystery plus set in WWII…A DOUBLE WHAMMY!!
Lucas is a wounded soldier/professor. He returns from the war to teach at Princeton where he is then asked to decipher the mystery of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus.
Where this story leads keeps a reader well involved. First, there is Lucas and Simone. They develop a romance while working together. Plus, they are adorable.
Then, the setting of Princeton in 1944. I enjoyed this backdrop more than I can express. And Einstein makes a guest appearance. He is so real to life and a perfect fit for this thriller.
Finally, the sarcophagus. Where do I begin? This is where the story veers off the beaten path for me. I love the history which is unveiled, but the tale becomes a little of a fantasy. I really do not do fantasy….that being said, the story is so well written and researched, I continued to enjoy it all the way through.
I do feel the story is a little long winded. However, the action, mystery and thrilling ride keep a reader totally engrossed till the very end. I also turned around and ordered all of this author’s books and added them to the never ending TBR list.
I received this novel from Netgalley for a honest review.