Around a hilltop church in Languedoc is a mystery connecting the Nazis and two generations of the European Empires- the Romanov, the Hohenzollern, and the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The same mystery is linked to the cause of the first and second World Wars and has the potential to cause the third world war. In 1967 Isabella Roland, a depressed divorcee, takes a leave from her lecturing job in New York, to unravel the church’s mystery based on a reliquary her father had given to her in 1945 before his death. As she figures out the puzzle, a neo-Nazi cult headed by her ex-Husband, Wolfgang Lorenz is on the brink of implementing Hitler’s ultimate plan connected to the same mystery. An action that Could set up a prelude to doomsday. She stands in his way. But he is ready to kill anybody in his way. Could she stop him? If you are a Ken Follet fan you would love Gateway of the lost, a historical thriller blended with a blend of romance.