Tablet of Destinies
A clay tablet turns up, containing a prophecy of demons, a snake goddess, and the birth of a “disruptive” miraculous child. A prophecy so dangerous the tablet was smashed to bits, and the shards scattered to all the cities of the ancient world to prevent reassembling, until a Jesuit scholar’s vision sets the prophecy in motion in Paris, where the pieces have lain for centuries, half a world and three millennia away from their source.
The Lost Child
An hour ago, Emma’s six-year-old daughter entered the busy underground, and she was holding her mother’s hand. The police don’t believe her; they think that she’s on drugs. There were no witnesses, and nothing ties in with Emma’s tale of events. Emma only wants her daughter back, but she’s being charged with kidnapping another child and killing her own.