The Last Ember

The Last Ember

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Forced out of archaeology after a dig that resulted in a colleague's death, lawyer Jonathan Marcus is sent to Rome to testify against an official who he subsequently aids during a high-stakes search for a priceless historical artifact.

Blackwell North Amer
Jonathan Marcus, a young American lawyer and a former doctoral student in classics, has become a sought-after commodity among less-scrupulous antiquities dealers. But when he is summoned to Rome to examine a client's fragment of an ancient stone map, he stumbles across a startling secret. The discovery reveals not only an ancient intelligence operation to protect an artifact hidden for 2000 years, but also a ruthless modern plot to destroy all trace of it by a mysterious radical bent on erasing all remnants of Jewish and Christian presence from the Temple Mount.
With a cutting-edge plot as intricately layered as the ancient sites it explores, The Last Ember is a riveting tale spanning the high-stakes worlds of archaeology, politics, and terrorism, in its portrayal of the modern struggle to define - and redefine - history itself.

Baker
& Taylor

Forced out of archaeology after a dig that resulted in a colleague's death, lawyer Jonathan Marcus is sent to Rome to testify against an official whom he subsequently aids during a high-stakes search for a priceless historical artifact.
Forced out of archaeology after an illegal dig that resulted in a colleague's death, antiquities lawyer Jonathan Marcus is sent to Rome to testify against an official who he subsequently aids during a high-stakes search for a priceless and religiously significant historical artifact. 75,000 first printing.
Jonathan Marcus, a young American lawyer and a former doctoral student in classics, has become a sought-after commodity among antiquities dealers, but when he is summoned to Rome to examine a client's fragment of an ancient stone map, he stumbles across a startling secret: a hidden message carved inside the stone itself. The discovery propels him on a perilous journey from the labyrinth beneath the Colosseum to the biblical-era tunnels of Jerusalem in search of a hidden 2,000-year-old artifact sought byempires throughout the ages.--From publisher's description.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781594488726
159448872X
Branch Call Number: F LEV
Characteristics: 418 p. : map ; 24 cm

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Jan 02, 2012

One of the best books I've read.

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