To destroy the darkness, one needs only a single candle. A simple baker's assistant, Megan dreams of grand adventure...of danger...of love. Not content with her safe, quiet drudgery, she finds escape where she may, daring when she can to sneak into a library to lose herself among the books, where learning and adventure abound, never imagining the course this small rebellion would set her on.
When Jonathan's firm sends him to Rome to discredit the testimony of a prominent U.N. antiquities official, a chance reunion leads to a hunt for the legendary Tabernacle Menorah: solid gold, eight feet high, stolen 2,000 years ago and never recovered. As Jonathan and his friend scour Rome's ancient sites for hints to its whereabouts, they quickly realize they are not alone and the precious menorah is a key to controlling history itself.
"Much better than the recent Dan Brown novel"
A Parisian collective fascinated by the possibilities of literature beholden to mathematical rigor keeps half a century's worth of documents in a surprisingly questionable state of alphabetization.