Ambassador Thurell is no friend of Indian billionaire Soufka Oman, and when the ambassador is killed in a suspicious motor vehicle accident, it inadvertently thrusts the Oman clan into direct conflict with his daughter, Tyra Thurell. Headstrong and ambitious, she is not averse to taking huge risks, and when the opportunity to find a treasure cherished by the Omans' Parsi community arises, she pursues it with a vengeance. Her sense of loss and anger are confronted when she meets a young American engineer, Rex Ediger, who questions her ethics and excuses to steal and lie. His best friend, murdered by mercenaries, was the best influence in his life and Rex's attempts to rescue the young woman when she is captured expose his own secrets and grief.
The Elephant's Trunk is the first of five volumes in the Signpost Series in which Tyra faces insurmountable odds while simultaneously searching for the Signpost and combating a ruthless and evil enemy. How will passion to become a CIA field agent force her to decide between moral scruples and her love of country?