Satellites have spotted impossibly ancient ruins along the Spanish coast. World-famous linguist and archaeologist Thomas Lourds knows this could mean only one thing: The Lost Continent of Atlantis has been found. Walking away from a documentary glorifying his legendary life and achievements, he charges across oceans and continents to confirm this stunning belief.
But he is not alone. Lourds must battle a secretive and brutal society hidden deep within the Vatican hierarchy; a vicious cult that believes the secrets of Atlantis will destroy the Church's very foundation. Locating the Lost Continent's hidden entrance requires a mysterious map and Lourds's unique command of archaic languages. A series of encrypted artifacts holds the key to this otherwise indecipherable puzzle, and Lourds plunges headlong into a race to find the ancient relics—each containing an arcane instruction that will lead Lourds both to other clues and into bloody struggles . . . and, at last, to Atlantis itself. From the Compact Disc edition.