Jake's girlfriend, Lauren, has been exiled to New Zealand by MI5, who ensure that the two of them never speak about the missing books of the Order of Malichea. The information in these books could destroy mankind if they fall into the wrong hands, but Jake and Lauren want to get to them first and use the wisdom for good. Then Lauren goes missing … When Jake follows the instructions of a mystery caller to go to a Scottish Island, he knows he could be in danger; the Russian government will do anything to get hold of one book in particular – a book that holds the secret to spontaneous human combustion. Jake has to race against time to intercept the book and prevent global warfare. Can he do it, and, at last, give Lauren her freedom?