Archivist Claire Reynier may have a priceless find on her hands. A woman named Isabel Santos has discovered a faded document hidden for hundreds of years under the floor of her family's adobe house. It could be the controversial last words of a Jewish mystic condemned to death by the Inquisition in Mexico City. But before Claire can establish the document's authenticity, it disappears, and tragedy visits the Santos family. As Claire searches for the missing paper, she fears that uncovering the history of a dark and dangerous time may bolster her career -- at the cost of her life.
Van Gieson, Judith
Judith Van Gieson is the author of more than a dozen mystery novels, including the popular Neil Hamel series. She lives in Albuquerque. She was the winner of the Bravos Award for Literary Excellence from the Albuquerque Arts Alliance in April, 2002.