In Pennsylvania, Olrik escapes a federal prison by helicopter after a bloody attack. With Blake forced to cut short his holidays at the news, a disappointed Mortimer turns his attention to Greece, where an earthquake has uncovered an ancient chapel. Before long, people are trying to kill Mortimer over a mysterious Roman silver coin. Could the long-lost relic be one of the 30 denarii paid to Judas for his betrayal of Jesus? And who exactly covets it so much?
Jean Van Hamme is one of Belgium's most successful contemporary novelists and comics writers. His most popular successes are "Thorgal," "Largo Winch," "Lady S.," and "XIII," all published in English by Cinebook. Rene Sterne was a Belgian author, creator of the series "Adler." He was chosen to work with Jean Van Hamme on a new "Blake & Mortimer" adventure. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2006 before it was finished, and it was his wife Chantal De Spiegeleer who completed the work.