Republican kingmaker Richard Tobias has hired attorney Mara Coyne, he says, because of her skill in recovering stolen art, but Mara senses that he is not telling her everything. Tobias reveals that a centuries-old map was stolen from an archaeological dig he is sponsoring in China, and he wants her to get it back. But as Mara begins her investigation, she uncovers the shocking truth: The map is more valuable than anyone has even imagined, and her client's motives are more sinister than she suspected.
From Hong Kong to the Italian countryside, from Lisbon to the remote reaches of Communist China, and literally around the world on the ships of fifteenth-century explorers, Heather Terrell takes readers on an adventure of epic proportions.
“Provocative, well-documented, and evocative.”—Javier Sierra, author of The Secret Supper
“Heather Terrell’s new thriller moves effortlessly through time as she maps out a suspenseful novel that’s as smart and well written as it is inventive, original, and surprising. The Map Thief cements Terrell’s position as one of the genre’s up-and-coming stars and positions this series as one to watch and wait for . . . with bated breath.”—M. J. Rose, author of The Reincarnationist