Deep in Africa, an international team of paleontologists is in search of the key to mankind's past. They're after bones. Ancient human bones. But what they'll find will change the course of history. At stake is nothing less than the final piece in the evolutionary puzzle, a prize that will confer instant immortality upon its discoverer. With the answer to this riddle comes technology so advanced that the future of the human race cannot go unchanged. For the long-sought “missing link” that made the leap from ape to man may have been stranger than we'd ever imagine. Fast-paced and provocative, this is a thriller that races the heart and challenges the mind.