August Adams has failed his family before. He's sacrificed relationships in pursuit of adventure, fame, and money. Now the very lives of those he loves depend on his ability to decipher a centuries-old puzzle encrypted in the colorful hand-painted illuminations that adorn three rare Gutenberg Bibles.
It's a secret that could yield unimaginable wealth, undermine two major religions, and change the course of Western civilization. Two ruthless, ancient organizations are willing to do anything to get their hands on it. And August has the span of one transatlantic flight to figure it out.
Matt Bronleewe is an internationally recognized producer, songwriter, and author. A former member of the band Jars of Clay, he has earned multiple Grammy nominations and numerous awards producing and co-writing albums that have sold a combined total of over 20 million copies. He currently resides in Nashville, TN, with his wife and three children.
“If you turned National Treasure into International Treasure, traded Da Vinci codes for Gutenberg Bibles, married it to Indiana Jones, and finally added the pacing of 24 you’d be in the neighborhood of Illuminated. Make sure you have plenty of time when you pick this up because you may not easily put it down.” - Mark Parolini, A.R.M.