Kuba, Africa 100 AD: Worshippers of Woote curse his idol to protect it. 2000: Ross Crawford comes to Sydney, because he took the idol and the curse has accelerated his aging. And, if the idol isn't returned, Woote's wrath will be unleashed.
India, 500 AD: A precious dagger is used in human sacrifices to goddess Kali. 2000: Dr. Terrace is in a maximum security prison for killing his assistant. The dagger compelled him and now Sydney must return it to its sheath in India.
On a search for a South American Mochica Indian relic of protection, Nigel with his colleagues Tobar and Cate get captured by local guerrillas, and it's up to Sydeny and ally Jason Clark to save them. But things take surprising turns...
Romania, 1830: The dying Romani king orders to hide the Crown. 2000: Sydney receives a deck of rare Tarot cards via post from his just died friend. The infamous, previously unmentioned, Vulture was after him. Sydney enlists Claudia to help.
2000: According to local monks, the Famed Jade Empress is hidden in the valley that will be flooded when the Three Rivers Dam's flood gates have their grand opening. Sydney's dad asks her to come to Hong Kong to find the statue.
Rome, 44 BC: An alchemist creates an impenetrable armor for Caesar. 2000: Sydney and Nigel are on a trip, so Claudia decides to help Sydney's friend Roger to find Caesar's Armor. But relic hunting is not her strongest talent.
Egypt, 1516 BC: Amun II is buried with his crook and flail. London, 2001: Working as consultants for an archeology adventure film, Sydney and Nigel realize the Pharaoh's "props" are genuine, long thought lost relics. How can they be?
Claudia discovers that she was Cleopatra's servant in a past life when she experiences a déjà vu while watching a catalog about an Ancient Egyptian relics exposition. She travels with Sidney to Egypt, where she uses her hidden memories in the quest of a necklace that Cleopatra wore a few moments before her death.
Mississippi Valley, 1605: Indians lock French explorers into a chamber in which they get disintegrated. 2001: Sydney and her student Adam are onto his ancestors' fabled Eyes of Toklamanee, but they are pursued by mysterious gunmen.
Sydney and Nigel are ambushed in Russia. Two weeks later, Sydney wakes up in the house of a man called Tsarlov, who claims to have saved her. However, Sydney understands soon something's wrong, and she's right: instead of hunting for relics, she's going to be hunted now.
While on a lecture tour with Nigel in Europe, Sydney is contacted by MI5 because she is the only one who can prevent an impending high-level assassination, according to a prophecy written by Nostradamus himself.
Sydney's friend phones to inform her that he's discovered information on the Golden Hawk of Maribor, lost since 1711. Sydney and Nigel travel to Lubjanka to meet him, but he's already gone after the Hawk.
Germania, ca. 400 AD: an artifact called Gunther's Scepter is sealed in a vault. Kleine Burgh, 2001: Sydney and Nigel are hired to find the Scepter using a crystal and a stone tablet that were recently discovered.
A model's face is disfigured when she puts on the mask of a French executioner. The only ways to get her beautiful face is back are if someone puts on the mask (so they would be disfigured) or if the curse is stopped by carrying the mask to the executioner's tomb. Sydney and Nigel will try and find the tomb.
When the British Museum gets Sidney and Nigel to help search at Tudor sites for a ring of king Henry VIII starting from clues in a painting, Nigel is confronted with his self-confident pestering elder brother Preston Bailey, who works there, but their resurfacing sibling rivalry -now also for a girl from their young years- is not the only danger, as at least one other suspiciously well-informed party joins the treasure hunt and soon proves violent.
Hungary, 1595: In a monastery, Knight Gabriel impales a demon, which then turns to stone. 2001: Nigel and Sydney arrive bearing a letter from a monk, but the abbot claims it is a forgery and shuts them out. Sydney decides to dig deeper.
Jerusalem 1099: crusaders find the Tau "cross", but it evaporates the one touching it. Paris 2001: Allan comes to Sydney, telling he has 12 hours before a Necron virus kills him unless he delivers Tau to a blackmailer who has the antidote.