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From a veteran CNN anchor and correspondent comes an international thriller with old-fashioned romance and adventure that takes readers from Monaco to Norway in an attempt to find a long-lost property deed that is valuable enough to kill for.
The secrets of an explorers journal lead a beautiful oceanographer and a dashing archaeologist on a heart-pounding quest. . . .
When renowned young oceanographer Cordelia Stapleton accepts an award on behalf of her greatgreat- grandfathera famous Victorian polar explorerat the dazzling Oceanographic Institute Ball in Monaco, she has no idea of the dramatic changes the night will bring. After the banquet, wealthy archaeologist John Sinclair presents her with a long-lost family heirlooman Arctic exploration journal from 1908 holding the clue to a valuable land deed. The multi-million-dollar legacy is hers to claim, if she can find the deed. She and John team up for an explosive hunt that sweeps from the glamorous Queen Victoria ocean liner to a dig site in Turkey, from a beautiful old Parisian home to a lavish estate in the British countryside, culminating in the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Behind them every step of the way are a consortium of Russian underworld criminals, Texan religious fanatics, a sinister botanist, and a sexy American spy, all hunting for the deed . . . and all pursuing Cordelia.