Some secrets are best left buried.
323 B.C., Babylon
King Alexander the Great has died and blood-thirsty generals plot for the pieces of a vast empire. But captain Deon has other worries— a vicious lender will sell his family to slavery if he does not clear his debt. Desperate, Deon accepts a mission from Alexander’s wily secretary in return for a generous reward.
But nothing is as it seems in the murky waters of succession. He must now embark on a dangerous journey that can alter the balance of powers fighting for Alexander’s throne and earn his family’s freedom, or refuse and let them die in the mines.
Assisted by a companion as skilled in languages as she is with a dagger, and pursued by forces that will stop at nothing, Deon must cross violent lands to find an astonishing mystery hidden for a thousand years. And the more he learns, the more he realizes that his actions will decide the life and death of not only his loved ones but also that of millions of innocents.