Tom Arden, who found a long lost Rembrandt
), is now an assistant curator with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He's intrigued by an embroidered
cloth painted in a 16th century still life by a Dutch Master.
In the process of interpreting a partial message, he becomes convinced that the cloth is the one
mentioned in a legend involving Leonardo da Vinci.
A zealot, whose purpose in life is to guard critical secrets on behalf of a future Ottoman Empire,
will stop at nothing to prevent a powerful revelation on the cloth.
A murder prompts Tom to pursue a suspect, and a confrontation ensues amidst Roman ruins in Cyprus. Determined to retrieve
the cloth and the entire message, Tom battles the zealot only to find a secret treasure that harbors a mystery.