From acclaimed author Tom Knox, the international best-selling author of The Genesis Secret, comes this gripping tale—an exciting blend of adventure, horror, mystery, and suspense. In France, archaeologist Julia Kerrigan makes a chilling discovery—an ancient skull with a hole bored through the forehead. Soon after, her mentor is killed. In Southeast Asia, a similar find draws photographer Jake Thurby to Laos. Julia and Jake want answers, but powerful forces are stalking their every move, willing to do anything to keep these discoveries a secret.