THE LOST YEARS by Mary Higgins Clark - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
In her long career as America’s most beloved suspense writer, Mary Higgins Clark’s The Lost Years
is her most astonishing and dramatic novel to date. At its center is a
discovery that, if authenticated, may be the most revered document in
human history—“the holiest of the holy”—and certainly the most coveted
and valuable object in the world.
Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a
seventy-year-old biblical scholar, believes he has found the rarest of
parchments—a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen
from the Vatican library in the fifteenth century, it was assumed to be
Under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan attempts to confirm his
findings with several other biblical experts. But on the eve before his
own murder, he confides to Father Aiden O’Brien, a family friend, that
one of those whom he trusted most is determined to keep it from being
returned to the Vatican.
The next evening Jonathan Lyons is found shot to death in his New
Jersey home. His daughter, twenty-seven year old Mariah, finds her
father’s body sprawled over his desk in his study, a fatal bullet wound
in the back of his neck, and her mother, Kathleen, an Alzheimer’s
victim, hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder
weapon. The police suspect that Kathleen, who in her lucid moments knows
that Jonathan was involved with a much younger woman Lily Stewart, has
committed the murder.
But Mariah believes that the key to her father’s death is tied to
another question: Where is the missing parchment? Whom, among his close
circle of friends, might he have consulted? And did one of them kill to
keep possession of the letter?
What Mariah doesn’t know is that there was an eyewitness to the
murder, someone whose unwise attempt to blackmail the killer begins a
new circle of death, with Mariah as the ultimate target of one person’s
obsession with a priceless historical treasure.
With all the elements that have made her a worldwide bestseller, Mary Higgins Clark’s The Lost Years
is at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the
most precious religious and archeological treasure of all time.