Hidden deep in the Saudi government reserves in London, a small wooden case contains a solid silver globe. The worth of this object cannot be measured through its ornate workmanship, the weight of its silver, or the setting of its pristine diamonds. This Orb conceals a secret that will bestow untold power on its owner. When the Orb is stolen, first from its stronghold in London, then again on the recovery mission, the priceless and powerful object begins a freefall through the hands of international players, setting off a chain reaction of greed, betrayal and violence. Detectives Bill Creedy and Harry Bryant are closing in on the Orb, as are those from who it was originally stolen. But as they get closer, the Orb begins to reveal another, yet more lethal secret, one set to defeat the overriding greed of its hunters. Absolute power corrupts, but it also kills; and sometimes death is quicker and more virulent than can be imagined.