In a Slovakian mountain retreat a band of scientists known as Unity Six have developed a new wonder-cure; a natural phenomenon that doesn't involve chemicals. The ultimate panacea. When they are suddenly murdered by agents of a dominating pharmaceutical conglomerate owned my ninety two year old Paul Ross, their important work is lost forever. But one of them survived. Law tutor James Loxbridge is living a lonely existence in picturesque middle England after walking out on his Czech wife Radka Rosická. When Radka is kidnapped by billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Casino Collins, Loxbridge is drawn into a mystery that harks back to the 1800s and a remarkable scientific discovery. On the trail of Radka's oppressors, James finds himself in Paris, chaperoning the beautiful scientist Tiffanny Tourneux. If he helps her, she promises to help free Radka. But what information is Tiffanny holding back from James? And has he bitten off more than he can chew? In a race against time, James must protect Tiffanny and her organisation's secret, until the time is right to reveal it to the world. Only then will he be reunited with his wife. But there are some who want to bury the secret forever. And for that they will stop at nothing.