John Ives' trip to Europe is a means of escape from personal problems. He is just relaxing at the Colosseum when he is confronted by a woman who thrusts upon him an ancient Greek coin and begs him to keep it for her. Ives recognises the coin as a most ususual one, but when he gets to Greece he learns that it is one of the oldest ever found. He is intrigued but he has no way of knowing that the more he learns about the coin, the closer he brings himself - and those around him - to death.
Used availability for Frank Gruber's The Greek Affair
June 1997 : UK Hardback