The second installment of The Syndicate series starts in Rome. Ares has discovered the location of the Vatican Gold and marches on the city in order to steal it.
Once secured the treasure is taken by ship to Ceylon, bound for Hong Kong, however the intervention of Malay pirates and a severe tropical storm sink the gold to the bottom of the Indian Ocean.
One man survives and relates the tale to Karl Jarmann, a resident of the islands near where the shipwreck occurred. He travels to England with vitalinformation that he hopes to trade with Syndicate boss Richard Daniels, but his plans go awry and he finds himself the hunted. Finally after a lengthy period of pursuit and search, Karl find himself inside the Paris catacombs and eventually to Notre Dame where his goal of seizing the treasure is realized. Unable to return the England,Karl is caught up in the first world war and is killed. His ashes are sent to his wife who lives in Maidstone and a whole new episode of terror begins.