While combing through the papers of the late Gordon Reese, the CIA uncovers the secret of Elisha's bones. Archaeologist Jack Hawthorne's world is then turned upside down by an urgent call from his old friend Duckey, who's been alerted to the CIA's probing by one of his former contacts. Jack and his family escape, and he decides to do what he should have done long ago: recover the bones and destroy them. Except the bones aren't where he left them. So now Jack is in a race, for the last time, to find the bones. And he's not the only one.