A Templar cryptogram has eluded scholars for centuries.
Is it a ticking cipher bomb just hours away from detonating a global war?
Rookie State Department lawyer Jaqueline Quartermane was never much good at puzzles.
But now, assigned to investigate a ritual murder of an American in Ethiopia, she must solve the world's oldest palindrome—the infamous SATOR Square—to thwart a religious conspiracy that reaches across the centuries to the Age of Discovery and a secretive order of Portuguese sea explorers.
Separated by half a millennium, two espionage plots dovetail in this breakneck thriller, driven by history's most closely guarded mystery....
... the shocking secret that Christopher Columbus took to the grave.
If you dare join the search for The Virgin of the Wind Rose, you may end up questioning everything you were taught in history class.
What readers are saying:
"Impeccably researched, high-velocity.... If you love Steve Berry, Dan Brown or Umberto Eco, you may have a new author favorite in Glen Craney."
-- BEST THRILLERS"An exciting journey across time, with more twists and turns than a strawberry Twizzler.... Highly recommended."
-- QUARTERDECK MAGAZINE"Grips you in its teeth and whirls you through history... Naturally this novel will be compared to the books of Dan Brown but the quality of writing in The Virgin of the Wind Rose has the edge for me."
-- ROSIE AMBER REVIEWS"Fantastic and enthralling.... [W]ill keep you glued to your couch. Most certainly a tour-de-force."
-- DAVID BEN EFRAIM, QBR REVIEWS"I stayed up all night to finish this great read and was left wanting more... Mr. Craney is a master of holding back and building the suspense."
-- ONE BOOK SHY OF A FULL SHELF"Move over, Dan Brown!"
-- SWEET MYSTERIESBooks and Benches Magazine Book-of-the-Year FinalistindieBRAG Medallion
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