Book 1 in the Ethan Warner series. An archaeologist working in the Negev made a startling discovery but before she could announce it, she vanishes. Former Marine and then war correspondent Ethan Warner is asked, strongly, to go look for her. Meanwhile, D.C. detective Nicola Lopez and her partner find several dead o.d.'s in a warehouse, except they seem to have died from hypothermia in August. The two events are connected.