When Billionaire industrialist Henry Mulholland is murdered the police are left virtually clueless. The only evidence is a mysterious symbol left on his desk. Recognizing it Stella Jones Mulholland's head of security and ex Special Branch joins the investigation. The symbol puts Stella on the trail of her enigmatic ex boyfriend Stratton. Along with Jennings her Special Branch chaperone Stella is led by Stratton into a dangerous world of ancient knowledge and supernatural powers. A world where her perception of the physical universe and her grip on reality are tested to the full. They embark on a journey that takes them beyond science and brings them into contact with a Hollywood star who dreams the future a homicidal biker a dispirited American agent a wily professor of parapsychology an ageing ninja with supernatural abilities and an elusive black panther.