Archaeologist Leo is on a dig. But this is no ordinary assignment. He's deep in the heart of the Mexican jungle uncovering another centuries-old Mayan city. Like a surgeon performing a most-intricate operation, Leo and his team skilfully remove each crumb of earth with the utmost precision. In France, Declan Carberry is busy trying to solve a string of ritual serial murders. Horrific in the extreme, the questions are who and why? Declan needs to move fast, for time is running out. Delving into the history of the Conquistadors and the Maya of South America, this vertiginous tale of snaring and netting, old rituals and modern codes, blood-letting and immortality is Easterman at his dizzying best.
Daniel Easterman was born in Belfast in 1949. He was a lecturer at Newcastle University for a number of years, and is fluent in several languages. Dubbed by The Purloined Letter as `easily the best thriller writer working today', he is the author of eleven critically-acclaimed novels.