Professor Jack Goodrich has a job in Cairo and a happy family life with his wife and ten-year-old daughter. When he's offered the chance to authenticate potentially priceless artefacts, including a sword, he thinks his dreams have come true. But as soon as they are in his possession, the nightmare begins with the death of his wife and daughter.
1942. Entrenched in the searing sands of Libya, a group of soldiers uncover a tomb. Buried in the ancient dust they find a macabre crown of thorns and the devastatingly powerful Spear of Destiny. They've discovered the last resting place of Christ. 2002. Gerald Usherwood and his old army pal Max Chippendale reunite to trade stories and spread Christmas cheer. But dark shadows visit the old friends in the dead of night and make them pay the ultimate price for the secrets they stole. Gerald's grandson, DCI Ethan Usherwood, is left to piece together the mystery behind the killings and to uncover the treasure they kept hidden for so many years. A desperate hunt for the ultimate truth, Spear of Destiny is undeniably Daniel Easterman's most powerful thriller to date.