The discovery of a carnelian bead at a Viking archaeological site in England is the impetus for bioarcheologist Catrine Jarman to explain how a bead from India ended up in England during the Viking era.  Part mystery and part adventure story, Jarman shares how cutting-edge archeology is fostering our understanding of the Vikings–how they lived, where they traveled and their impact on the local people they encountered.  A thrilling read and one to appeal to history lovers.