This novel begins in December 782 in an abbey on the island of Vectis (England), when the little octavus, welcomed by the monks for pity, takes a parchment and begins to write an interweavable series of names alongside numbers. An enigmatic and disturbing list. This novel begins on 12 February 1947, in London, when Winston Churchill takes a decision that he will weigh on him up to him until the end of him. An atrocious but necessary decision. This novel begins on July 10, 1947, in Washington, when Harry Truman, the president of the first atomic bomb, discovers a secret that, if disclosed, would unfold the panic in the whole world. A distant secret and very close. This novel begins on May 21st 2009, in New York, when the young banker David Swisher receives a postcard on which there is a coffin and the date of that day. Shortly thereafter, he dies. And the same thing happens to five other people. A cruel and unpredictable destiny. "This novel has started and maybe we all have inside it, even if we don't know. Because there is nothing random. Because our path is marked. Because destiny is written. In the library of the dead."