First comes the urgent summons from her sister in Rome. Then the mail brings the ivory jackal, a beautiful and sinister relic of a long-dead past. Finally, someone breaks into her Malibu apartment, their methods discreet--but their motives all too clear.
Suddenly, Lydia Harris is swept up in a terrifying trans-continental odyssey that will erupt in violent death, unexpected passion, and a final confrontation in the ancient, sun-blasted sands of the Nile Valley.
There, Lydia will confront the shattering secret that will claim her life--or transform it beyond recognition.