The body of a legendary American intelligence agent, the Venetian, is discovered floating in a Florida inlet. His murder is shrouded in mystery. Against the historical backdrop of an uncovered secret diary of the world's formost traveler, Marco Polo, comes this gripping story of action, intrigue and conspiracy. U.S. Army officer Major Anthony Perini joins forces with beautiful Cheng Lu Yao, a Chinese MSS security service operative. Together they confront the charismatic descendant of history's most ruthless conqueror, Genghis Khan. In the process they must also confront their own fateful relationship-their yuan fen.