A billion-year-old mystery resurfaces.

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  • WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2022 – Best Historical Adventure

Walker Monroe, Yale professor, librarian, and expert in ancient languages, gets an unexpected visit from two U.S. Geological Service members. They show him a piece of unknown metal engraved with a mysterious, coded text, and seek his help in translating it.

He calls in the help of his friends and colleagues, Matthew Bishop and Jennifer Porter, but unable to crack the code, they start the search for the origin of the strange piece of metal.

They take a perilous journey across four continents, unraveling a dangerous puzzle, all while followed closely by other interested parties. Piece by piece, they get nearer to a truth that will shake the foundation of everything they thought to be true about our world’s history.

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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award


Pinnacle Book Achievement Award –
Fall 2022 – Best Historical Adventure




Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 1622536126
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-612-2
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.7038 (1.071 Lbs)
314 Pages (24/carton)
List Price: $19.95



Burt Clinchandhill – Author
Lane Diamond – Editor & Interior Designer
Kabir Shah – Cover Artist
Dan Carroll – Audiobook Producer/Narrator

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Series: Matthew Bishop, Book 3
Genres: 5.99 eBooks, Adventure, Historical, Thriller / Suspense
Tags: Audiobook, eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2022
Format: eBook, Paperback, Audiobook
Length: 100,679 Words
Narrator: Dan Carroll
ISBN: 9781622536122
List Price: $19.95 Paperback (May Be Discounted By Retailer)
eBook Price: $5.99
Audiobook Price: $14.95 Audiobook List Price (May Be Adjusted By Retailers)