“Fast and violent… ingenious” – THE NEW YORK TIMES on George Bartram
The discovery of the Djimma Skulls in East Africa – proof that two man-like creatures had roamed the land a million years ago – was a find so ancient that it seemed to challenge the foundation of anthropology.
In 1939, it caused a sensational scandal. Were they fakes? Hoaxes? Part of a war-time propaganda machine?
Even with the world at war, a battle raged within the scientific community — the English wanted it to be Leakey who found anything in Africa; the Americans wanted the find to come from Asia; the Germans wanted evidence of Aryan origins.
By 1941, the English had invaded Ethiopia, and to the victors belong the spoils of archaeology, too. But where were the skulls? When the hunt begins, one man becomes the unlikely catalyst — the master of an awesome, terrifying secret…
Master Of Secrets is an explosive thriller by George Bartram.