The Last Testament by Sam Bourne

The Last Testament by Sam Bourne

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April 2003: as the Baghdad Museum of Antiquities is looted, a teenage Iraqi boy finds an ancient scroll in a long-forgotten vault. He takes it and runs off into the night ... Several years later, at a peace rally in Jerusalem, the Israeli prime minister is about to sign a historic deal with the Palestinians. A man approaches from the crowd and seems to reach for a gun - bodyguards shoot him dead. But in his hand was a note, one he wanted to hand to the prime minister. The shooting seems to spark a series of tit-for-tat killings which could derail the peace accord. Washington sends for trouble-shooter and peace negotiator, Robin Lang, just days after she thought she had quit the job for good. She follows a trail that takes her from Jewish settlements on the West Bank to Palestinian refugee camps, where she discovers the latest deaths are not random but have a distinct pattern. All the dead men are archaeologists and historians - those who know the buried secrets of the ancient past. Menaced by fanatics and violent extremists on all sides, Lang is soon plunged into high-stakes international politics, the worldwide, underground trade in stolen antiquities and a last, unsolved riddle of the Bible. This 2007 HarperCollins Paperback is in Good condition.

heavy ISBN: 9780007203321 SKU: 1245664 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.