Waking up together every morning might be a blessing for old married couples, but for John and Irene it’s definitely a curse. He’s a professional thief; she’s a law-abiding historian. But deep beneath Berlin in a forgotten crypt they’ve managed to awaken an ancient power that won’t let them get away from each other. No matter how hard they try, no matter how far they run, every time they fall asleep, they wake up together again.
To make matters worse, somebody from Europe’s criminal underworld is also looking for this artifact…and they will stop at nothing to get it. As John and Irene begin to work together to uncover the relic’s secrets, they find a sinister parallel to the fate of a 19th century Prussian emperor and his enigmatic wife. Perhaps there is something more to this “marriage curse” than just waking up together every morning; perhaps the very stability of Europe hangs in the balance. Exploring crypts, castles, and lofty cathedrals in their search for answers, can John and Irene unravel the secrets of the relic’s power before the darker side of history repeats itself?
Based on true events from both past and present, the Binding combines history, mystery, and adventure in a timeless tale of love, greed, suspense, and a little bit of magic.