Ellie Savelle is a well-respected archeologist working at the job of her dreams at an ancient Sumerian site in Ah Samawah Iraq. While on a break from the field she returns to her home in Minnesota to spend some time with Sean the love of her life, who is also an archeologist working to track down illegal sales of artifacts out of Lebanon. A sudden twist of fate occurs when Sean’s flight back to the US goes down in the Atlantic. Ellie finds herself alone and heartbroken by the sudden tragedy, and also perplexed by a small package sent from Sean just before he had boarded the plane.
Ellie absorbs herself in her work, and takes a new job in Lebanon as she struggles to cope with Sean’s loss. She starts working for Anthony Graves, Sean’s old boss and is surprised when he has her researching fallen angels, and Giants. After a mysterious find in Lebanon, Ellie discerns that the site she is now working at is part of a black market operation that Sean may have been on to. Realizing that things don’t add up she becomes suspicious about the circumstances surrounding Sean’s death. What Ellie uncovers next not only raises more questions about Anthony’s authenticity, and Sean’s death but also her preconceptions about the past. She learns that though history may be carved in stone it is subject to interpretation and sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction.