Graham Trevennan has just been dumped by his girlfriend. That’s not the problem. He’s wanted by the police for a murder he didn’t commit. That’s not the problem either. But around the world, dormant volcanoes are suddenly erupting again and impossibly complex crystal meteorites are falling out of the sky in a way that probably isn’t coincidental. Suddenly, the CIA, the army and at least one terrifyingly beautiful treasure-hunter, all seem to think that shooting at Graham will somehow help them get hold of these priceless extraterrestrial crystals first. Now that is a problem.
Graham’s mission is to avoid getting killed, figure out whose side he is on and save the world. In the end, he manages two out of three, which, for a beginner, isn’t bad.