A Carthusian monk, dedicated to silence and meditation for the last 25 years, must travel from France to Jakarta to get a signature that will renew the property lease for his monastery. Terrified of his experience on the airplane, he gets off at its first stop, New Delhi, plunging into the strange world outside his monastery walls.
Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house.
Angela Bennett is a freelance software engineer who lives in a world of computer technology. When a cyber friend asks Bennett to debug a CD-ROM game, she discovers a conspiracy that will turn her life upside down.