Darwin Lacroix knows that €10,000,000 in diamonds dug up in Iceland is just the tip of the ice — there’s more. Much more. Roman scrolls found in the ruins beneath Mt. Vesuvius tell of Emperor Nero’s lust for gold and lava tubes that contain precious metals and rare gemstones.
But, Darwin isn’t the only diamond hunter. A powerful cartel sends its frontman to seize control. When greedy corporate and government operators threaten to take over, Darwin must join up with Eyrún Stephansdottir, a local volcanologist to take on the cartel.
Far underground, they make choices and test allegiances that determine who will return alive.
A new novel from Dave Bartell due in early 2020. Darwin pursues a lead on the lost Library of Alexandria that takes him deep into the western Egyptian desert, but a wealthy collector will stop at nothing to possess the library for herself.