Cam is on the trail of an ancient Chinese artifact, a ruby that has a history. When he meets adventurer Poe in Mexico, he spills the beans on his quest, and Poe sees dollar signs as well as the hottest professor he's ever met.
They head off to the salt flats and mountains of Utah, searching for a lost wagon train from the eighteen hundreds. What they find is danger beyond normal comprehension, and a stone that drives men to insanity. They put both themselves and their friends in danger, and it will take every bit of their talent, and courage, to make it through. Will Cam and Poe be over before they ever really get started?