Separated from the man she loves, Chloe Kingsley finds herself alone is Mesopotamia, haunted by memories and driven to survive. Here, in a land where upheavals in the heavens and a flood on earth portend catastrophe for mankind, the rulers demand an appeasement - a beautiful young woman to placate the gods. Determined to seek out his beloved, Cheftu finds himself trapped in a ruthless plot to shed Chloe's blood. Together they must deceive the gods and escape their enemies to save her life. Each path they've taken - from modern America to ancient Egypt to the Jerusalem of the Hebrews - has prepared them for the dangerous journey that lies ahead. Destiny foretold it., civilisation requires it, but only human love can fulfil it.