Nick Swift, a single father and television journalist, is headed to Hawaii to investigate a story on funding fraud allegedly committed by a respected astrophysicist, Professor James Charleston. He brings his daughter, Annabelle, along, hoping to get in some father-daughter time. When his trip is interrupted by a volcanic eruption that destroys a multibillion-dollar telescope, Nick knows that this will not be an ordinary trip. He goes out to help one of Professor Charleston’s team members, a man trapped in a car—who asks the reporter to deliver a hard drive to the professor in Iceland. Nick soon learns that he has rescued data on an unprecedented discovery that will change the course of human history forever. In this science fiction novel, a reporter and his daughter find themselves on a roller-coaster journey to deliver world-shaking data to a scientist on the other side of the world.