This exclusive short story from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell is a dark tale of murder, mystery, and a brotherhood steeped in a bloody past.
As a young reporter, Arthur Crane exposed the secrets behind the Orchid Killer, a cult murderer from the late '60s whose crimes blackened the end of the Summer of Love. Half a century later, Arthur wakes to find an orchid resting on his pillow, a symbol of death from a killer connected to his estranged younger brother, Christian. To discover the horrifying truth, Arthur will risk all--even his very soul--for Christian may not be the brother that Arthur remembers...
Included with this thrilling story is a sneak peek at INNOCENT BLOOD, the second book in the Order of the Sanguines Series.
James Rollins is the author of several NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novels, including MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY. An amateur spelunker and scuba enthusiast, he holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri. He currently lives and writes in Sacramento, California.