From the Publisher:
New York City medical examiner Jack Stapleton considers entering alternative medicine and makes contact with two former college classmates, including an archaeologist who is digging beneath Saint Peter's and a bishop who would suppress the archaeologist's findings.
A best-selling author of medical thrillers, Robin Cook graduated from both the Columbia University Medical School and Harvard University, and has worked in prestigious hospitals including the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His interests range from real estate to basketball, skiing and tennis. Many of his popular novels have been adapted into successful television movies, and "Coma" was turned into a successful motion picture. He married his wife, actress Barbara Ellen Mougin, on July 18, 1979.