"Wasserman has written an intricate and tense tale that combines code breaking, a well realized and genuinely creepy Czech background, and plenty of believable action and tragic turns. Readers who enjoy fast-paced, bloody, historically inflected thrillers...will be riveted."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Here's something refreshing--a religious-historical thriller...serving up shivery suspense, sans fangs or fur...A classy read that repays reader effort."
"A lushly drawn mystery of manipulation and desire."
—Holly Black, author of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Doll Bones
"Genuinely thrilling. This is the historical conspiracy you've been waiting for."
—Maureen Johnson, author of The Name of the Star
Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books 2012
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013
Indie Next List Spring 2012
Amazon Best of the Month in YA April 2012
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One night. One body, broken in a pool of blood.
One killer, lost in the shadows.
One girl, left behind.
Left alone, to face the consequences.
To find the truth.
To avenge the dead.
One night is all it takes to change Nora Kane's life forever. Her best friend is dead; her boyfriend has vanished. And the trail of blood leads straight back to her: The person who might be responsible. The person who might be next.
Desperate to save the people she loves and determined to find justice for the ones she's lost, Nora unearths a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. Something to which Nora herself might hold the key. It turns out her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries—and solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.