Along the Greenland ice cap, an expedition team makes an astounding discovery. Buried five hundred feet below the ice cap is the wreckage of an ancient ship—and nine perfectly preserved Vikings. Rune markings indicate it went missing in 1016 BC.
Energized by the find, retired Air Force general Steven Macaulay assembles the foremost scholars of Norse archaeology, including Harvard academic and master decoder Lexy Vaughan. But the mission is violently sabotaged—because this discovery holds the key to a mystery that will change the human race.
To put together the pieces of the puzzle, Macaulay and Lexy plunge headlong into a web of chaos and betrayal—all the while hunted by a covert primeval society that will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

Praise for the Work of Robert J. Mrazek
“Amazing...literate, exciting, poignant, and engrossing.”—Nelson DeMille
“A rattling good adventure story.”—James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of War on the Waters

“A fast-paced thriller laced with violence and filled with unexpected twists that keep the reader guessing to the last page.”—Rennie Airth, author of River of Darkness

“A first-rate World War II adventure.”—Susan Isaacs, New York Times bestselling author of Goldberg Variations

Suspense and intrigue woven into the fabric of...history.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A superb piece of literature, rich in texture and of surpassing literary merit.”—Robert K. Krick, author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain and Lee’s Colonel


Robert J. Mrazek is the author of the novels The Deadly Embrace, which won the W.Y. Boyd Prize for Excellence in Military Fiction from the American Library Association, Unholy Fire, and Stonewall’s Gold, winner of the Michael Shaara Prize for Best Civil War Novel of 1999. He is also the author of two works of nonfiction, To Kingdom Come and A Dawn Like Thunder.


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