At the newly excavated Medieval library in Istanbul, a discovery is made that is poised to rock Christendom to its foundation—an 800-year-old letter, which purports to reveal the final resting place of Jesus’ Cross.
This explosive news is kept quiet at the behest of Vladimir Zarco, a Ukrainian billionaire whose illegal activities are threatened by the document’s discovery. He hastily convenes a team of experts in an effort to discredit the manuscript’s authenticity, but when their analysis points to it as being genuine, a bomb destroys the research center. Zarco shuts the project down and orders the surviving researchers to leave. Two of the linguists, Drs. Mallory Windom and Colton Foster, have other ideas. Once bitter enemies, they decide to hunt for the cross on their own, even though mysterious forces seem bent on stopping them at all costs.
Mike Lynch’s first book, Dublin, came out in 2007, followed by When the Sky Fell, American Midnight, The Crystal Portal, After the Cross and Love’s Second Chance. His latest novel, After the Sky Fell, will be released in 2014. He has also written a number of novellas, short stories and writing articles in numerous magazines. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.