While attending the funeral of a former Wall Street colleague, Matt Hawkins is confronted by the sister of the deceased. Kate is adamant that her brother did not commit suicide, as the police claim—he was murdered. She believes he had stumbled upon a subversive plot to corner the world gold market. But before he could blow the whistle, he was pushed in front of a New York City subway train.Matt … train.
Matt and Kate’s search for the truth leads them back in time to a series of seemingly unrelated historical events—from a vast gold deposit first discovered by Indian warrior Geronimo; to a puzzling cover-up by President Theodore Roosevelt; to a secret society with its roots in one of America’s oldest universities. As they connect the dots from past to present, they are determined to get to the bottom of the gold conspiracy. But to succeed, they must contend with a powerful alliance of adversaries intent on finishing the financial war they started.