The Stolen Chalice



It promises to be a star-studded night to remember—a black tie gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate Ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian Cultures. Talented archeologist John Sinclair and his partner Cordelia Stapleton, an accomplished oceanographer, fly in from Alexandria to attend. But as guests dine and dance at the historic Temple of Dendur, gunmen are planning to open fire.

The next morning reveals that a terrorist attack was barely averted, and all over New York, pieces of Egyptian art have been stolen from private homes and public institutions. Ted VerPlanck—a pillar of New York society—discovers that his penthouse apartment has been robbed and the legendary Sardonyx Cup is missing. Ted calls on John Sinclair to help find the cup. Despite Cordelia’s objections, Sinclair suggests his old flame, the Egyptologist Dr. Holly Graham, help in the search.

In a journey that speeds from Manhattan to London, Edinburgh, Venice, and Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, John and Cordelia face bombings, kidnap, and explosive personal revelations as they race to prevent a catastrophic bio-weapons attack. With a finale that will leave readers gasping, The Stolen Chalice is fast-paced, brilliantly inventive entertainment.