When prominent young oceanographer Cordelia Stapleton is invited to a glamorous gala in Monaco, she has no idea her life is about to change. After wealthy philanthropist and dashing archaeologist John Sinclair presents her with her great-great-grandfather’s personal journal from 1908, Cordelia learns she is heir to a missing land deed—a valuable document that is also sought by underworld criminals. Cordelia and John team up to search for the deed in some of the most sophisticated and romantic places in the world—from the principality of Monaco, to the lush countryside of London. Along the way they encounter a team of British virologists trying to decode the genome of the 1918 flu pandemic, a Russian oligarch and his entourage, a famous supermodel, a world champion fencer, and a cult of religious fanatics. Filled with high adventure, elegant lifestyle, and international intrigue, The Explorer’s Code is a welcome addition to the successful tradition of romantic thrillers.
Kitty Pilgrim is the author of three novels and a former award-winning correspondent and anchor for CNN. She is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award, a Peabody Award, The New York Society of Black Journalists Award, and is a full member of the historic Explorer’s Club. She lives in New York City and Rhinecliff, New York.
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