Two thousand years ago Plato's Academy was forced underground and into obscurity. Though hidden from sight, they continued their Socratic mission--protecting the truth at all costs--and generations of the world's greatest minds have since filled the ranks of this secret society.
It is now 1935 and five young scholars from across the globe have been tapped to carry the torch and begin the hunt for a missing artifact that has the capacity to delegitimize the world's most powerful institutions. Together Nick, Emi, Zo, Sam, and Fez, along with the enigmatic Dean, have come together to form the Academy's latest generation with the singular task of finding and protecting this legendary artifact before the nefarious Medicis can get to it. From police chases through the streets of Chicago to archeological digs in Syria to shipwrecks off the coast of South America--the young Academy members are unraveling a piece of history far greater than anything they've ever before read about in a book.