When Pete Chandler, an investigator for the U.S. Export/Import Bank, gets a call for help from an old friend and colleague at the Export/Import Bank in South America, Pete drops everything to go. Before he can get there, the friend dies in a freak accident---he falls out of a tourist ride into a deep river gorge. Investigating the death in Ecuador, Pete discovers his friend has led a double life that's pulled-in South American law enforcement and Chinese gangster.
As Pete digs into the mystery, he becomes a target of forces who believe he was involved with the dead friend's crimes. Now, Pete must fight for his own survival in a race that leads to the heights of the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu, and the ancient secrets of the Incas.