Veronica and Stoker are back! The Tiverton Egyptian Expedition digs up a cache of Eighteenth Dynasty goods including a sarcophagus. A series of misfortunes make the public assume the Expedition is cursed. When a former friend of Stoker disappears along with the diadem, or jeweled crown, of the dead Egyptian
When the first decapitated corpse was found in a Queens garage, it seemed like just a “routine” murder in New York City. However, when the next victim was found, the press is convinced someone is targeting the ultra-rich. Pendergast is pulled into the case by his NYPD friend, Vincent D’Agosta.