The Nebra Sky Disc, a bronze artifact dated to 1600 BC, appeared from where onto the international antiquities market in 2001. The 3,600 year-old object depicts the autumn equix, and, if authentic, changes modern perceptions of Stone Age man. Naturally, the disc is priceless. In ARTIFACT OF DEATH, a mysterious lawyer persuades Private Detective, Cole Deacon, to search for a missing professor. Cole discovers the professor is t only dead, but rumored to have stolen a companion artifact of the Nebra Sky Disc that portrays the summer solstice. Cole's investigation leads him to Monique VanSotten, a museum curator and world-rewn expert in Bronze Age artifacts with ties to the dead professor. Unfortunately, the original owner of the priceless disc, a shadowy figure from the East German underworld, is also aware of Monique's existence and wants his treasure returned. Cavalier Cole tries to protect Monique while hunting for the disc and the professor's killer, but fears for both his heart and his life as he falls for a woman who may have committed murder.