Forged of the exquisite gem, the Amber Room is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man--and the subject of one of history's most intriguing mysteries. German troops invading the Soviet Union seized the Room in 1941. When the Allies bombed, the Room was hidden, and it has never been seen since. But now, the hunt has begun once more. Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler loves her job and her kids, and remains civil to her ex-husband, Paul. But everything...
Awakened by a housebreaking stranger who is revealed to be a friend of Henrik Thorvaldsen and the father of a young man he once tried to save, Cotton Malone flees with the intruder when they are pursued by a shadowy organization.
Ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone searches for answers about his father's mysterious death, supposedly in a submarine in the North Atlantic, and follows clues linked to the Nazis, cryptic journals, and an ancient civilization in Antarctica while Admiral Ramsey plots to become the next leader of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
When his son is kidnapped, Cotton Malone discovers a link to a conspiracy involving the lost contents of the Library of Alexandria, a priceless treasury of thousands of ancient manuscripts that vanished more than 1,500 years ago.
Haunted by the secrets revealed in 1917 in Fatima, Portugal, the obsession of Pope Clement XV leads to intrigue at the Vatican as Alberto Cardinal Valendrea, the Vatican's Secretary of State, plots to bring down the troubled pontiff.