Mark Blackstone's life is falling apart and his international trading business is collapsing. Just when he thinks his life can't get any worse, the ferry he was on explodes and throws his whole life into chaos. An old archaeologist slips a small block of wood with an ancient Roman coin imbedded in it into Mark's jacket, whispering a man's name and a town in Europe. That night the old man is murdered, Blackstone is attacked, and the FBI contacts him for help. Could all of these events be connected in some way? Blackstone heads to Holland to search for the answers to his problems and finds himself chased by criminals and Jihadists who believe the small antiquity he holds is the key to a king's treasure. His trail leads him in a chase across the globe, from the Netherlands to Puerto Rico, Panama, Rome, Pompeii and finally to Jerusalem. Will he discover the true meaning of this mysterious coin in his pocket? Can the key to his future really be found in Antiquity?