Cotton Malone cannot seem to catch a break. His son is kidnapped, his bookstore is blown up ... and all because of the Library of Alexandria.
The connection? His friend, George Haddad, has been talking with him about the Library for years, claiming that parts of it still exist.
Apparently, other people have heard the same rumor, and believe that Malone can lead them to the Library.
There is a lot of political intrigue, at the highest possible levels, across several international governments. And that's to say nothing of the very secretive Order of the Golden Fleece, who want something from the Library that they believe will destabilize the Middle East -- to their profit.
If you like political thrillers, this should be right up your alley.