This fast-paced novel sweeps the reader up into an amazing adventure, beginning with the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb.
A cult, dedicated to the goddess Isis, will go to any lengths, including murder, to protect Egyptian antiquities from plunder by Osiris, an exclusive men’s club. Two powerful Egyptian Queens, Cleopatra and Nefertiti, are resurrected by the cult through dark magic passed down through the ages from the dawn of Egyptian civilization. As Samara and Nigel get caught up in the web of intrigue between Isis and Osiris, they begin to unravel the mysteries of the ancients as well as dark family secrets.
As preordained, only one Queen will survive, with the consequence of unleashing catastrophic forces threatening the world’s very survival.
In the cult’s pursuit of a mystical talisman, the Blue Scarab, the reader is taken within the sacred halls of the Vatican, revealing intrigue and cloak and daggers as diabolical as any mad Roman Emperor’s court, and back in time to the dazzling ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome and Greece. All set against the backdrop of star crossed lovers, whose destinies have already been decided by the Fates…
The novel is epic in its breadth, exploring the paradoxes of civilizations, religions and humanity’s quest for immortality.
James Quinn lives in Southern California and is the author of the novel Nightshades of New Orleans and The Vampire’s Orchids. He is an attorney who enjoys writing fiction.