The discovery of a prehistoric body sets in motion a cataclysmic chain of events long prophesied by a Paiute mystic.
Still grieving his mother's death, Seattle bachelor Peter Barshman receives a cryptic message from his estranged father. As he ponders its meaning, he is approached by Nechama Davila, a young Israeli archaeologist who believes Peter and his father harbor information about a stolen artifact of immense importance. But she's not the only one zeroing in on Peter. When assassins strike, the two of them are thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse where the only hope for survival is finding the artifact before the killers find them.
Tinkering away in his basement laboratory, former CDC virologist R. K. Brisling receives an urgent phone call. The vice president of the United States is dead, and Congress wants to know why. Dragged out of semi-retirement to investigate, Brisling returns to the CDC in Atlanta, where he confronts his tragic past and a looming viral outbreak beyond his wildest fears. When Brisling traces the outbreak to its unlikely source, he uncovers an astonishing link between the virus, the artifact, and the prophecy--a link that could shape the future of humanity.
EARTH'S ALTAR is new type of suspense novel, simultaneously fast-paced, beautifully written, and rich with cultural and historical detail. From the opening pages to the shocking conclusion, author G. F. Berntsen proves himself one of the genre's rising voices.
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