The Last Testament : An Iraqi boy loots an ancient clay tablet from a long-forgotten vault in the Baghdad Museum of Antiquities . . . At a rally for the signing of a historic deal between Israel and the Palestinians, an assassin pushes through the crowd towards the Israeli prime minister. Bodyguards shoot the man dead. But in his hand there is no gun: only a bloodstained note . . . A series of apparently random tit-for-tat killings follows as tensions boil over: Washington calls in star peace negotiator Maggie Costello. With her relationship in trouble and old sins to atone for, Maggie finds herself in an impossible situation, especially when she discovers the murders are not random. Someone is killing archaeologists and historians - those who know the buried secrets of the ancient past. Menaced on all sides by violent extremists, Costello is plunged into a mystery rooted in the last unsolved riddle of the Bible. the truth could end hostilities - or spark the war to end all wars . . .