David Franco, a talented young scholar, is introduced to Kathryn Van Owen, a beautiful and wealthy widow with a mysterious past. Van Owen owns a sketch of an amulet; a silver medallion with a carving of the Medusa's face on one side, and on the other a mirror reputed to confer the power of immortality upon any who look into it on a moonlit night - and she is prepared to pay David a million dollars to find it for her.
If the rumours of the amulet's powers are true David could not only pay off his dying sister's medical bills - he could offer her a chance of survival. But David will need help if he is to find the clues scattered through art and history to the mirror's current location.
And there are others who have heard of the mirror's powers, and they will stop at nothing to find it...
In his stunning new thriller, Robert Masello blends past and present and fact and fiction to create a gripping race through history.