“Publish or perish?” Graduate student Christina Desroches’ research certainly seems a little dangerous. The Medieval text she’s working on was never supposed to be translated, according to its narrator. Soon, Christina will come to understand that something in the manuscript is important enough to kill for. Her scholarly research becomes a desperate quest for the truth that has her racing from New York to Paris, to the remote village of Sainte Enimie, a place where history has left many marks, but all is not as it seems. Nothing is written in stone as Christina fights to solve a mystery that is literally in her blood.