This is the remarkable debut mystery from the winner of the 2003 St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Prize for Best First Private Eye Novel.
Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston's father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work, they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports. There are rumors of gambling debts and extortion, and a group of Russians with ties to organized crime who don't appreciate being investigated - a point they make clear with baseball bats.
Michael O'Brien, who is now with the group NEWSONG, has a beautiful, devout, and inspired voice, as evidenced on his first recording. Whether soulfully injecting such winning up-tempo numbers as "Nothing's Gonna Turn Me Around" and "Higher and Higher," or wrapping that fine tenor voice around the beautiful "If Ever I Forget," "Free Again" or "Back to You," Michael demonstrates his belief in his music and his Lord in this wonderful package.
Nel 1989 un'equipe di archeologi rinviene, nella Giordania del nord, una tavola di legno lavorata con tecniche raffinatissime: le successive analisi dimostrano che l'oggetto ha almeno 500 mila anni, risale cioè a un'epoca che gli storici considerano comunemente preistorica. Ma cosa si sa della storia più antica? Perché alcune scoperte sono passate sotto silenzio? Baigent riporta alla luce numerose vicende che la storiografia ufficiale ha volutamente ignorato per non compromettere le datazioni e le teorie attualmente riconosciute…