Terry Hughes is looking forward to spending her summer with her boyfriend Zach before he goes to college in the fall, but when her archaeologist father announces he’s working on a project that will take him back to Egypt, all hopes of having a romantic vacation are buried.
With Maude’s company for consolation, Terry accompanies her father as they join his colleagues in Alexandria where she’s reunited with her first crush, Awad—all grown up and an expert in translating hieroglyphics. Awad confides the team is in a race to find Cleopatra’s lost tomb before a secret band of rebels steals Egypt’s last Pharaoh and her diadem; a golden crown believed to possess powers of immortality.
But sabotage and a deadly accident puts everyone on high alert, and Terry isn’t sure who to trust. As the line between ally and enemy begin to blur, Terry has to keep her wits about her and figure out who wants the diadem badly enough to kill. Because one wrong step could mean the difference between discovering a tomb or being buried in one.