1996 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; Little, Brown and Company, Boston; hardbound in eggplant and black boards with gilt stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good (one very minor tear which was previously repaired).
It is December 1999. In the Sinai Desert, archaeologist Catherine Alexander has unearthed six ancient papyrus scrolls that reveal vital secrets--secrets that the world's governments would give anything to possess. But even more important, the seventh scroll is missing--and it contains a secret of unfathomable power. In a race against Armageddon, Catherine must outwit the FBI, Vatican operatives, and a sinister millionaire--to find that parchment.