John West meets a woman at a party and takes her back to his flat. She complains of a headache, he goes out to get painkillers - and when he returns, something inexplicable has happened. But is it as inexplicable as it seems? Very quickly, Jonah becomes an object of interest to the police – and when they discover that the same thing has happened to him before, their interest deepens.
After three of his friends discover secrets that endanger the Church and are killed, Theo Brunet embarks on an investigative journey that takes him to ancient cities, the secret archives of the Vatican, and leads him into clashes with the looming power of the government and the Secret Police.