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Ben discovers a cipher pointing to [[Edouard Laboulaye|Édouard Laboulaye]] hidden on the back of the diary page. He travels to Paris, France, where he finds a clue engraved on the torch of the scale model of the Statue of Liberty on the Île des Cygnes, referring to the two Resolute desks.
Ben then heads to [[England]] to look at the desk at [[Buckingham Palace]] with the help of his friend [[Riley Poole]] and estranged girlfriend, [[Abigail Chase]] (His relationship with Abigail having soured due to him constantly predicting what she might want without even bothering to ask her, even if he is often correct in his assumptions). Ben starts a scene by making a fake argument with Abigail shouting how Abigail sometimes thinks that whenever he answers a question quickly, he is always wrong. A security guard tells Ben and Abigail to leave the Buckingham Palace, but Ben pretends to try to flee from the guard, only to be caught by another guard. He makes the guard think that he is drunk (before he started the argument, he put whiskey on his tongue)and insults the guard by telling the guard that he has a big head. Abigail and Ben were arrested. He and Abigail escape the cell, and gets out of the security via service elevator. From the Queen's desk, he obtains an ancient wooden plank with ancient symbols carved into it.
Meanwhile, Wilkinson breaks into [[Patrick Gates]]' house and clones Patrick's cell phone in order to track Ben's whereabouts. Wilkinson eventually obtains the wooden plank, but not before Ben manages to photograph the symbols carved into the plank.