With the deadly amulets that turn an otherwise innocent eight-year old into the Bringer of Death and Destruction gone, Stella Hunter can settle down in upstate Montana to raise her adopted son. She believes that her son’s secret is safe but if the unthinkable happened and someone learned how to ‘activate’ the boy’s curse, little Gabriel Kraft would once again turn into the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse. Researching history she comes to believe that an incantation exists that will lift the curse once and for all. It’s why she must find the mythical gold scroll stored in a black onyx box that had been loaded on to a ship in Trieste–more than a thousand years ago. A ship that never reached its destination.