Daphne Nikolopoulos, editor in chief of Palm Beach Illustrated, is known in literary circles as D.J. Niko. She will share insights into her second book, The Riddle of Solomon, at a lecture and book signing at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on November 7 from 7-9 p.m.
The second book in the Sarah Weston Chronicles is based on the adventures of Cambridge archaeologist Sarah Weston and anthropologist Daniel Madigan, who team up for another expedition and adventure. While working on the Qaryat al-Fau archaeological site in Saudi Arabia, the pair uncovers a mysterious ancient scroll composed as a riddle. As they attempt to date and decipher the scroll, a flurry of ills befalls their expedition and the scroll is stolen. A trail of clues leads to India, Jerusalem, and the Judean wilderness, where the two discover the scroll was written by the enigmatic King Solomon as a map to an ancient manuscript. Meanwhile a privileged young Briton, Trent Sacks, has invested years and a fortune looking for his manuscript. Believing he is the last descendant of the House of David in the line of Solomon, Sacks will do whatever it takes to amass the ancient relics which will prove he is the Jewish Messiah. Leaving a string of murders in his wake, Sacks vows to crush Sarah and Daniel for challenging his quest. Journeying through the worlds of the occult, corporate greed, geopolitical conflict, Judaic mysticism, and biblical archaeology, Sarah and Daniel race to uncover the powerful ancient message that could have an explosive impact on modern Israel.
For reservations, call 561-832-5328.
Suggested donation: $10
Event parking will be at Palm Beach Day Academy - 1901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach.
Event entry is at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens - 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach.
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
561-832-5328 | ansg.org