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A gripping high-concept mystery for fanatics of Dan Brown and Sam Bourne from the writer of The Genesis mystery and The Marks of Cain. within the silent caves of private France, younger archaeologist Julia Kerrigan finds an historic cranium, with a gap bored in the course of the brow. After she unearths her discovery, her colleague is killed in suspicious conditions. in the meantime, within the jungles of south-east Asia photographer Jake Thurby is out there a curious task by means of a gorgeous and decided Cambodian attorney who's investigating reveals on the mysterious 2000-year-old simple of Jars. unearths which the experts have long past to nice lengths to maintain mystery. nobody is familiar with why. again in England, an elderly professor has been brutally and elaborately murdered. The homicide is still unsolved. because the archaeologist, attorney and photographer pursue their separate quests to find the reality, an underlying development starts to emerge, which connects those far-flung occasions within the such a lot terrifying and unbelievable approach. And it quickly turns into transparent that those that search to release the compelling puzzle may be risking a great deal greater than their lives.
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At a signal, they were both asked to stand. The policemen were separating them. They were going to be questioned individually. Chemda gave Jake a long glance as she was led away, and she reached and subtly grasped Jake’s hand. The touch was like the glance of a mild electric shock. Then she let go. Jake stared at her. She was turning now, and regarding the smiling, faux-polite cop: her regal Khmer expression was proud, uptilted, daring the police to do their worst. He admired her stance, her confidence.
Not intended to be lethal; yet drilled into the bone. She put the cranium on the cave floor, and made some notes. Her dirty gloves smeared the white pages, but she didn’t care. She had discovered, surely, a skull deliberately pierced, or ‘trepanned’, by a form of early surgery: this was a stone age lobotomy, someone diligently excising a disc-shaped hole in the high forehead of the cranium. Trepanning was well attested in the literature. C. But no one had any proper sense why stone age men did this.
She picked up the call, but the signal was bad. ‘Tou? Tou? ’ Rattling the phone, she cursed the reception, and explained. ‘Our guide, Tou. Trying to reach me. Cellphones are almost useless up here. ’ Jake was not surprised. A place without electricity was hardly likely to be superbly linked with telecommunications. Nonetheless the thought added to the growing sense of isolation. An hour passed in even more subdued silence. ’ The driver had spoken for the first time since the morning. They were entering, what was, for Laos, a largeish city.