An enigmatic device ignites a deadly race to solve one of the great mysteries of science.
The murder of prominent theoretical physicist Dr. James Corwin sets his mentee, a PhD student who experiences troubling hallucinations named Andie Robertson, on a quest to uncover the truth. After discovering that Dr. Corwin developed a groundbreaking device that might shed light on the very nature of reality, Andie unearths a clue to its location--as well as Dr. Corwin's connection to her mother, an academic who disappeared when Andie was a young girl.
Determined to find answers, Andie follows a trail of breadcrumbs placed in museums and historical sites around the world. She comes to realize that Dr. Corwin, for reasons unknown, hid his invention at the end of an intellectual treasure hunt designed to showcase humankind's greatest achievements.
Yet powerful forces know of her mentor's discovery--including an elite society that spans borders, affects world events from the shadows, and will stop at nothing to possess the research. Now a target herself, Andie and a disgraced journalist embark on a perilous journey that might hold the key to a new frontier of knowledge--but which also threaten to unlock the secret doors to her own past.