The Doomsday Manuscript is the key to finding the Lost Tomb of Rablev and, legend has it, if the tomb is ever opened, the world will end. With the party at the Braxiatel Collection (home to one half of the Doomsday Manuscript) to celebrate the new millennium still underway, Benny finds herself drawn into a web of mystery and intrigue that starts with death and gets more serious at every stage. Can she find the second half of the Doomsday Manuscript before it falls into the wrong hands?
Then there's the Fifth Axis, a callous force which assimilates territories and acquires art treasures and other archaeological finds, who are very interested in Kasagrad — the last neutral planet in the Assimilated Territories. Strategically vital and protected from the Fifth Axis by its inpenetrable defence systems, will Benny find the Lost Tomb there? And can she squeeze in another drink at "Piccolini's" — favourite haunt of black marketeers, spies, counterfeiters, Fifth Axis officers, and desperate archaeologists — before the end of the world?