When Harper Jennings' staunchest rival at Cornell's archaeology department turns up on her doorstep, babbling about seeing a Pre-Columbian shape-shifter, Harper doesn't know what to think. But she can spot a great opportunity. Zina won a coveted post cataloguing a priceless collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts, and if Harper humours Zina, she'll be able to see them for herself. But then Zina is killed -- and the more contact Harper has with the relics, the more her life starts going wrong. The artifacts can't really be cursed... can they?