Miriam is whisked away to a castle by a man who has hypnotized her to believe she is his wife; her friend Colin tries to save her, though she is told he is a crazed criminal.
In this Seductive Psychological Suspense, a performance troupe in England acts out the history of Moldavite, a gem which features in legends of Shambhalla and Atlantis. The troupe's charismatic hypnotist, Dune, has made them famous, especially his wife Susan who is the star.
After the star's mysterious disappearance before the show, her standby, Miriam, takes Susan's place on stage. Dune always hypnotizes the standbys to believe they actually are the actors they are replacing for the performance. The post-hypnotic suggestion ends when the curtain reaches the floor after the encore, and they return to remembering their true identity. Before the curtain lands, Dune whisks Miriam away to a castle while its owner, an alchemist, is away.
Meanwhile, Miriam's friend, Colin, who just that day kissed her for the first time, seeks to rescue her against all odds.
This contemporary Gothic novel explores the dangerous historical appropriation of cultural legends for the sake of forging military alliances. The book is rich with factual references to occult intelligence agents and the dubious mythology of Shambhala and Atlantis as they have been manipulated by powerful countries.
Every book in The Agents of the Nevermind series is standalone.