What started off as a dreadful murder in London soon became a race against time to save humanity.
As a scholar and notable author, Stella Hunter has dedicated her life to exploring ancient myths and lore. Her most popular (and controversial) book centered on a legend of a notorious Peacetaker, born unto the Earth to spread chaos and death. The individual born with the curse has the rare and otherworldly ability to instill murderous and maddening thoughts in people’s minds. Regardless of time period in the annals of history, the Peacetaker of lore remains a symbol of terror, power, and control.
Years after the notorious book’s publication, Stella finds herself in London as a guest professor with Gabriel, her young adopted son and husband Carter. Retired from the FBI and settled into his role as the stay-at-home caretaker of his son, Carter’s life has become a comfortable routine. That routine, however, is about to change in dangerous and unimaginable ways. The receipt of a strange, ancient piece of parchment is only the beginning of something larger and more sinister than Carter and Stella could ever imagine.
As Carter attempts to figure out the importance of the black imprint on the strange parchment, he is thrust into a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction mess involving a billionaire’s child bride and European supermodel, a Scotland Yard Inspector, an eccentric academic, various thugs and his deceased friend’s adopted child.