Two thousand years ago, a greedy Persian general and his seneschal march through the dunes, leaving behind rivers of blood. Two millennia later, the dark side of NATO’s presence in Iraq pushes a local woman to flee into the night, clutching a golden vase to her chest.
Fast forward to today, where American archaeologist Diane Ryan discovers a mass grave in the hot sands of Syria. After calling English historian Geoff Symons for help with the dig, the two unearth an ancient clay plate.
Discover how the timeframes intertwine and how echoes of the past reach the present. In the end, who will reach the gold statue of God Marduk?
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