I bet I can guess what the "strange plant" is... puff puff give, bro!
* 70 years before Columbus, Chinese scientists arrived in South America with knowledge so powerful that their emperor would kill to keep it hidden.
* The elemental difference between lead and pure gold is only three atoms.
* Despite building a civilization on their wealth, the source of the Inca gold has never been found.
We have a botanist working in Alaska. Her career is flourishing, her life seems settled. But tragedy strikes and she flees to New York to her only living relative, to safety.
But she is far from safe.
After her grandfather's suspicious death, she is forced to flee again, and this time, she's being chased.
Who are the Ophites and what is their hold on her secretive husband? What is this strange plant her grandfather has left her? And how could it possibly be linked to the Inca's gold?
To answer these questions, she must face her demons and return to Alaska. Armed with an ancient text with its missing final chapter, the trail takes her from the frozen north to her ancestral homeland in Germany, and then on to Peru. Can she separate fact from fiction in time to uncover the truth? If she can't, she will be the next to die."