The new boy next door is troubling Gina in more ways than one: not only is he desperately cute, but it also appears he's crazy. He rambles on about "Them" - strange beings who come in the night to punish him for reasons he doesn't understand. And while Gina's parents warn her off him, Gina can't dismiss his claims that easily.
Meanwhile, her new job at the visiting Egyptian exhibition isn't working out exactly as she'd hoped, and there's one strange artefact, the Heart of Ryhotep, which is giving her bad dreams.
With Amy and Nick fighting, Vanessa nursing a broken heart, and her parents convinced she's sneaking around with a new boyfriend, it's a wonder Gina can concentrate on anything. But slowly she begins to put the pieces together - and finds herself facing a centuries-old curse.