In Venice, a boating accident leads to the discovery of a 400 year old text bearing the signature ‘W.S.’ and promising the truth about the ‘Shakespeare mystery’. That very night, someone tries unsuccessfully to steal the precious document. The discoverer, Marquis Stefano Da Spiri, decides to send a copy of the document to a specialist of the Bard in London for stylistic authentication. As for the original, he entrusts it to an old comrade in arms from WW2: Captain Francis Blake…
Still with Annika, Jason McLane has the documents his godfather left
for him to find in the Netherlands deciphered. Once translated, the
text offers revelations of breathtaking importance – enough to change
the geopolitical map for ever. But the killers sent by the Mayflower
Foundation are still after them, while in Afghanistan, Jones and
Carrington’s situation goes from bad to worse. XIII will have to be
on his best game to sort it all out – but at what price?