In the twenty-first century, modern-day treasure hunters scour the seas for ancient shipwrecks, the last remnants of the Age of Discovery. By using sophisticated equipment and old nautical records, these daring adventurers uncover ships long lost to history, worth colossal sums in gold and silver.
Against this backdrop, young lawyer Jack Carver meets his newest client, Ashley Marcum, who is looking for advice after her brother’s mysterious death. Their only clue is a set of unidentified gold coins—which Jack and Ashley soon suspect come from one of these ancient wrecks.
As Jack and Ashley scramble to discover how her brother died and uncover the origin of the coins, they find themselves locked in a global legal battle, pitted against powerful corporations and their stone-cold lawyers. Amidst twists, turns, and setbacks, Jack and Ashley must race through a history shrouded in secrets, spurred on by a case that ignites a firestorm around the world.