By Robert Masello
Approximately 100 years in the past, a determined younger girl crawled ashore on a desolate arctic island, sporting a bad mystery and a mysterious, emerald-encrusted move. A century later, acts of guy, nature, and historical past converge on that very same forbidding shore with an influence enough to shatter civilization as we all know it.
Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is dealing with a court-martial, yet after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, Slater is out there a role nobody else wants—to trip to a small island off the coast of Alaska and examine a very likely deadly phenomenon: The permafrost has all started to soften, exposing our bodies from a colony that was once burnt up through the scary Spanish flu of 1918. Frank needs to verify if the thawed is still nonetheless hold the lethal virus of their frozen flesh and, if that is so, make sure that it doesn’t come again to life.
Frank and his handpicked staff arrive through helicopter, loaded down with high-tech instruments, ready to exhume background. The colony, it transpires, used to be settled by way of a sect dedicated to the mad Russian monk Rasputin, yet there's much more hiding some time past than Frank’s workforce knows. Any desire of luck hinges on their willingness to simply accept the truth that even their state-of-the-art technology has its limits—and that the traditional knowledge of the Inuit those that as soon as inhabited this eerie land is as crucial as any serum. by the point Frank discovers that his undertaking has been compromised—crashed by way of a gang of reckless treasure hunters—he might be in a brutal race opposed to time. With a tender, strong-willed Inuit lady through his facet, Frank needs to placed a perilous genie again within the bottle earlier than all of humanity can pay the price.
The Romanov pass is instantly an alternative tackle one in every of history’s such a lot profound mysteries, a love tale as not likely because it is inevitable, and a mystery of heart-stopping, supernatural suspense. together with his signature mixture of attention-grabbing historical past and very good mind's eye, significantly acclaimed writer Robert Masello has once more crafted a terrifying tale of earlier occasions coming again to hang-out the current day . . . and of darkish deeds aching to be unearthed.