In her provocative second novel, Spanish author Julia Navarro takes readers on an exhilarating journey across centuries and continents, as an upstart archaeologist and a murderous group of conspirators vie for a treasure that will rewrite history an explosive account of the worlds creation recorded millennia ago by a humble scribe onto the legendary Bible of Clay. From the tense months preceding the contemporary war in Iraq, to ancient Mesopotamia, to the atrocities of the last century, here is historical fiction at its richest, a sweeping saga that challenges both conventional geopolitics and the very foundations of modern religion.
JULIA NAVARRO is a well known Madrid-based journalist who is currently a political analyst for Agencia OTR/Europa Press and a correspondent for other prominent Spanish radio and television networks and print media, including a weekly column for Tiempo magazine. John Murray published the English translation of her first novel, The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud, in 2006. ANDREW HURLEY is best known for his translations of Jorge Luis Borges's Collected Fictions (1998), as well as Reinaldo Arenas's "Pentagony" novels (1986-2000). He lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico.