Author: N. S. Wikarski
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
How does a lost civilization keep its most precious and dangerous artifact from falling into the wrong hands? The relic’s guardians scatter clues to its hiding place across the entire planet. Three thousand years later, a secret society and a fanatical religious cult vie against one another in a global treasure hunt to claim the prize. The Arkana wants to preserve it for posterity. The Blessed Nephilim wants to exploit it to create a terrifying new world order. Only one faction can win. More importantly, only one can survive.
THE GRANITE KEY opens the door to unexpected mysteries for nineteen-year-old Cassie Forsythe. In a nightmare, the girl sees her sister attacked by a man in a cowboy hat who demands something called “the key.” Her nightmare mutates into reality when she is called to identify her sister’s body, murdered exactly as her dream foretold. Cassie dismisses her vision as a fluke until the night she catches the man in the cowboy hat ransacking her sister’s apartment. He bolts with an odd-looking stone cylinder–the Granite Key. From that moment, Cassie’s normal world evaporates.
She learns that her sister led a double life retrieving artifacts for a secret society called the Arkana whose leader now asks the girl to step into her sister’s shoes. Teamed with librarian Griffin and bodyguard Erik, Cassie is sent to the Minoan ruins of Crete to decipher the Granite Key’s code. Even as the trio rakes through megalithic tombs and Minoan palaces for clues, enemy operatives are closing in. Will Cassie and her allies solve the mystery in time or fall victim to the Nephilim’s ruthless assassin? Only the Granite Key can unlock the answers.
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About the Author:
Nancy Wikarski is a fugitive from academia. After earning her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, she became a computer consultant and then turned to historical mystery and adventure fiction writing. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Society Of Midland Authors, and has served as vice president of Sisters In Crime – Twin Cities and on the programming board of the Chicago chapter. Her short stories have appeared in Futures Magazine and DIME Anthology while her book reviews have been featured in Murder: Past Tense and Deadly Pleasures.
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