No one really knew the true power of the stone. Not those who possessed it; certainly not those who sought to. Aldo, who considered himself a thief of extraordinary skills, only knew that he was paid handsomely to chase a family heirloom around the world. He knew nothing of the broken lives and dead bodies that punctuated the tangled history of the little green stone. From a dark cemetery in St. Petersburg to the small islands off the coast of Maine, Aldo searched for the elusive stone, always just one step behind it; and unknowingly, just one step ahead of the fate that had befallen those who had come before him. Would he find the stone, and a halfway decent cup of tea, before the power of the stone changed his fate too?