===About this Book=== '''''The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why?''''' This is the question that is at the heart of a dilema faced by Cotton Malone, a former Justice Department operative whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address. Logging on to the site, he sees Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who has save his life more than once. She's being tortured by a mysterious man whose lone demand is this: ''Bring me the artifact she's asked you to keep safe.'' There's just one problem: Malone has no clue what the man is talking about, since Cassiopeia hasn't left anything with him. Thus begins Malone's most harrowing adventure to date--one tha toffers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him globetrotting, from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam and then on to China, a mysteriously vast land where danger lurks at every turn. Will Cotton Malone be able to solve the mystery and rescue Cassiopeia?