Halifax cop Allan Stanton is a troubled homicide detective who has lost everything, including his family and his sense of justice. When he finally decides to leave the force and start over, he’s assigned a string of murders that all bear the signs of a serial killer collecting trophies. As Stanton unravels each grisly crime scene, the mounting evidence points uncomfortably close to him and a case more disturbing than anything he’s ever seen.
Emma Bartyle is a shy, sheltered teenager. Suddenly, she’s yanked from her ordinary life into a nightmare she can’t escape. To stay alive, she must trust herself, her instincts, and a complete stranger. The Mongrel, a legend lost to the generation of the early 1970s, is on the rampage. A beast of extraordinary strength and ability, the Mongrel, sets loose upon the countryside of a rural town in Mississippi. Set in late September 1973, this one terrible night will scar the memories of Winchester County for decades to come.
Egypt, 18th Dynasty. Queen Tiye, the mother of Tutankhamun, prepares to die. She tells her brother: “When my time is come, you will bury me in a bath of restorative oils. It will be done while the breath of life is still in me.” Cairo Museum, 1983. Rika Teferi is studying a papyrus written by Queen Tiye when she discovers hidden writing. Aching to see more, Rika agrees to let visiting geologist, David Chamberlain, smuggle out the papyrus to scan it with specialized equipment. The results are stunning.