When Eddie 'Dipper' Hopkins steals George Archer's wallet he has no idea that he is about to enter a dark world of grave-robbing, assassins and zombies.
For George Archer is no ordinary citizen. He has just been offered a job in the top secret Department of Unclassified Artefacts at the British Museum - a department that investigates the bizarre and the unexplained. And in George's wallet is a clue to one of the biggest mysteries of all.
A secret that has remained hidden for millions of years.
A secret that people would kill to discover. On the run for their lives, Eddie and George must join forces to escape the clutches of a depraved genius - a man who needs the secret for a terrifying plan.
Helped by the redoubtable Sir William Protheroe and actress Elizabeth Oldfield, they find themselves in a heart-stopping race against time.
A race to unravel the secret before London is overrun by creatures from the dead ...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 02/03/2006
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9780571229413