As the Wake begins, Father Murphy introduces Alex Mirabelli, a Jesuit Priest, and Astronomer. Kaira finds she is captivated as she awaits the unveiling of her grandmother's secret, which Kaira is beginning to realize will be more controversial than she could have dreamed. The beautiful wake is suddenly disrupted, and the revealing of the last wish of Kaira’s grandmother, Victoria, teeters on the brink of being lost forever.
Facing imminent danger from an invisible secret Order who think nothing of murder, Kaira is forced into a desperate escape. With her is Jonathan Bell, her high school sweetheart. Together Kaira and Jonathan flee on a perilous quest to unlock the ancient forbidden secret.