A young lawyer joins a new firm. Shortly after, he begins to undergo some bizarre physiological changes. He loses his appetite, is unable to drink much of anything, and has a host of flu-like symptoms.
Not long after this begins, he receives a package - no return address, no identifying marks. The post markings on it are in a foreign language and indecipherable. Inside he finds an unusual ring, pure silver, fashioned in the shape of a triangle with the relief image of folded hands inside of it.