According to his degree, Luke Stills is an archaeologist. His attachment as a civilian asset to a paramilitary organization is not on that degree nor on his resume. Only a few know about the POW camp he and his team just uncovered in China, but Luke is used to a certain amount of secrecy and adrenaline when it comes to missions like that. In fact the most exciting thing on his plate at the moment is rushing home from China in time for Thanksgiving dinner with his friend and colleague, Kate Andirson. It's when people start trying to kill him and everyone close to him that he realizes there is a horrible sickness connected to what they uncovered - and it's up to Luke and Kate to get to the cure in time.