It's a night of triumph for museum curator Anna Lundgren, the opening of her first exhibition. But the acclaim quickly ends when a guard is murdered in the theft of a supposedly cursed jade dagger—and suspicion falls on Anna. Determined to prove her innocence, desperate to find the killer, Anna has nowhere to turn to for help...except to the man leading the police investigation. Cool-headed and street savvy, Detective Gil Garcia has seen all the incriminating evidence against Anna, yet instinct tells him she's innocent. If he's wrong, his career could be on the line. If he's right, then someone is orchestrating a sinister game of lies, manipulation, and death—and Anna may be the next to die.