The Sacred Emblem

This is a YA novel with a strong philosophical undertone. 

Sixteen-year-old Phil is new to Hills View High School in Tahoe. He has no recollection of the mysterious event of thirteen years ago. But the destiny that has awaited him since birth takes him down a dangerous path to unravel the mystery surrounding his friend’s death and his father’s disappearance. It is a path that will place him face-to-face with powerful masters of manipulation who are also longtime enemies of his ancestors. 
The consequences are incalculable and goes far beyond his world. To survive, and save the ones he loves, Phil must come to terms with the true nature of his being and master the boundless powers of the sacred emblem.

Theme: Nothing is lost—when it becomes consistent, it becomes the way.