In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come together to the United States to investigate the suicide of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams, a member of the family who has given the United States two presidents.
Researchers quickly conclude that Clover's death is more than meets the eye, with issues of national importance at stake.
Holmes is currently at his Great Rest - his absence of three years after Reichenbach Falls during which the people of London believe he has died.
The disturbed Holmes has faked his own death and now, meeting James, wonders what is real and what is not.
Holmes' theories shake James to the core.
What can this master storyteller do to fight the sinister power - possibly Moriarty - that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows?
And what was Holmes' role in Moriarty's promotion?
Conspiracy, action and mystery come together in this magnificent literary hall of mirrors by the author of Drood.
Dan Simmons (Illinois, 1948) trabajó durante dieciocho años en la enseñanza, la enseñanza de la literatura y la escritura, y fue director de programas de enseñanza para jóvenes dotados.
Desde 1987 escribe a tiempo completo.
Su obra más conocida es Hyperion, ganadora de los premios Hugo y Locus en 1990.
También ha publicado, en las ediciones B, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, The Rise of Endymion, A Tenebrous Summer, Ilium, Ilion II: The Rebellion, Olympus y The Empty Man.