Ten years have passed since Doyle first met the brilliant Jack Sparks and together they cracked the deadly case of the List of 7. Inspired by his friend, Doyle went on to create Sherlock Holmes, the character that has since made him a wealthy and celebrated man. Now off to America for his first book tour, Doyle is joined by his impetuous younger brother and a cryptic Irish priest. During their voyage, the men are stalked by an otherworldly order of assassins attempting to steal a precious piece of the ship’s cargo: a priceless book of ancient mysticism.
The Book of Zohar is the first piece of a lethal puzzle that will draw Doyle across the young nation. Doyle and his companions track the paths of six mysterious strangers who are united by a single, eerie dream: a black tower rising out of a wasteland and a river of blood. As their trails converge at the source of this terrifying vision, Doyle and company confront an evil so dark and profound that it threatens to obliterate the very fabric of the world.
'“A chilling, thrilling tale.” —USA Today “An exciting, eerie sequel to The List of 7 . . . Fast-paced and frightening, this is one book you won’t be able to put down.” —Woodland Hills Daily News “Frost . . . is a compelling writer. . . . This eerie thriller is entertaining, gripping, and sure to win him new fans.” —Booklist “Another vastly entertaining outing . . . from a master of the game.” —Kirkus Reviews “[A] clever series . . . classical-style, slam-bang adventure.” —Publishers Weekly “Takes off like a runaway brougham . . . a compulsive puzzler.” —Los Angeles Times, on The List of 7 “Hair-raising.” —Orlando Sentinel on The List of 7 “A heart-thumping, bizarre tale . . . a dark, brooding story.” —The Buffalo News, on The List of 7'