Almost a year has passed since the Office of Adaptive and Complementary Enhancement Technologies went public. Agent Rachel Peng has settled into her new job as cyborg liaison to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police, but for Rachel and her team, murder is always just the beginning. This time, the body is found in the unlikeliest of places-a storage room under 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Robbery gone wrong would be bad enough, but Rachel and her partner, Detective Raul Santino, can't stop once they've caught the murderer. As soon as they've solved that first mystery, they find themselves pulled into a wild chain of events, with Rachel at their center. Rachel and Santino must discover why a millennia-old artifact had been lost beneath the White House, and the race to recover this stolen piece of antiquity will put them up against one of the country's most powerful political figures. And he won't rest until Rachel and OACET have been destroyed.