A bomb in Rome, a flash of bluish-white light, and photojournalist Josh Ryder’s world exploded. From that instant nothing would ever be the same.
Ryder walks away from the explosion uninjured, but not unmarked. His mind is increasingly invaded with thoughts that have the emotion, the intensity, the intimacy of memories. But they are not his memories. They are ancient and violent. Medical and psychological tests can’t explain his baffling symptoms.
Desperate for answers, Ryder discovers the Phoenix Foundation, an organisation determined to delve into the distant past to uncover secrets. When an ancient tomb, said to contain the body of the last vestal virgin of Rome, is uncovered, the archaeologist leading the dig is brutally attacked and a priceless relic stolen from the site.
Now, suddenly, Ryder’s memories of past and present begin to merge— he has seen the relic before, in another time and another life. And he knows that this object holds the key, not only to his past, but to the world’s future.
Whoever has this relic possesses unimaginable power. They will stop at nothing to keep it. And Ryder will stop at nothing to get it back.