In 2002, Taylor meets Nancy while she is interning at the Beech Hill Museum. He is concerned about the museum and recent thefts from other places. Later, the Pacal carving is stolen from the museum.
Through Nancy's investigation, she finds out that Taylor took a trip to South America with Henrik van der Hune in the 1970s, and learned of the Whisperer. Both Taylor and Henrik were in the black market, and had smuggling contacts in South America.
Nancy decides to find her before Taylor does and assembles the keys to the monolith, but Taylor shows up to lock her inside after taking the fake writings. She escapes and Taylor is sent to prison.