The second story line's main character Jaq Quartermane works for the state department. Her fiance Paul is killed in Lalibela for sketchy reasons. She takes matters into her own hands, and finds out Paul wasn't telling her the whole truth about why he was even in Lalibela. Jaq visits the place for answers and then gets swept up into a mystery involving the Ark of the Covenant while meeting Elymas, a Jewish treasure hunter. Their travels take them around the world.
My Review: Glen's tale has a lot to do with the SATOR square. The square spells SATOR, ROTAS, AREPO, OPERA, and TENET. Glen spoon feeds the reader about the significance of the square which is really a puzzle or hidden message.