By C. M. Palov
Photographer Edie Miller witnesses a homicide and the robbery of an old Hebrew relic. Fearing experts are complicit, she turns to a historian for aid. Neither realizes the breadth of the crime, its ties to a central authority conspiracy, or its connection to the main important relic in history-until they're either marked for execution.
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