The police have never seen anything like it - but FBI forensic anthropologist Christine Prusik has. In fact, it’s a ritual she knows all too well. Years ago she was a naive young researcher doing fieldwork in Papua New Guinea when she was attacked by tribesmen who placed carved stones inside the bodies of their dead. Prusik barely escaped with her life - and a nasty scar from the wound intended to house her own death charm. Is it a grisly coincidence? Or is someone sending her a message? Now she must find the killer before he finds her - and finally completes the deadly ritual begun in a distant jungle so long ago.