The high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions is working on the translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: the Phaistos Disc. Gideon Crew is contacted by a former coworker, Manuel Garza, who now works at EES. Their former employer, Eli Glinn, has vanished without a trace, shutting down the project. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew joins Garza in a last ditch effort to decode the Disc. What they discover will either save Gideon's life-- or bring it to a sudden, shocking close.