The Harmony Scroll
by Edita A. Petrick
The closet-archeologist, Dr. Stella Hunter settles down in upstate Montana to raise her adopted son. She lives in daily fear that someone somewhere might figure out how to ‘activate’ the boy’s curse, and little Gabriel Kraft would once again turn into the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse. It’s why she continues to search the history, desperate to find a clue—any clue—that would break the foul curse. Eventually, she learns that an incantation might exist that will lift the curse once and for all. All she needs to do is find the mythical gold scroll stored in a black onyx box that had been loaded on to a ship in Trieste–more than a thousand years ago. A ship that never reached its destination and whose wreckage may well lie scattered deep down on the Mediterranean seabed.