While honeymooning in Greece, Eric and Alexis stumble across something unexpected: a golden bracelet half-buried in the sand of their private beach. Alexis loves a good old-fashioned mystery, and she’s happy to research the bracelet…until she contacts the dig site at Machu Picchu and hears that several of the artifacts are indeed missing, along with Sharon, her assistant.
When Alexis arrives at the dig site, frantic, she finds that Sharon’s bank account and email show recent compromising messages between her and O’Connell Corp, and Alexis’s superiors are quick to believe that the grad student was bribed.
But Alexis refuses to believe that the smart-as-a-whip girl she knows is truly behind the disappearance of the artifacts. She believes that Sharon is in terrible danger and that her disappearance was a message to Alexis. And it turns out she was right. Because someone wants Alexis to find them a treasure of unimaginable wealth…and they won’t hesitate to use Sharon, and Eric, against her.