A book purported to provide evidence regarding Christ's divinity (or lack thereof) has been lost for centuries.
The events that unfold when it is rediscovered threaten to shake the very foundations of civilization.
Allan Peterson, Chairman of Archeology at NYU, is murdered along with his colleague and intimate acquaintance, Dr. Lauren Remley. Salty Manhattan homicide detective Joe Tenacce and his partner, Jen Salito, are assigned the investigation.
Tenacce quickly realizes that, to solve the case, he will need to enlist the help of his son Danny, a theoretical physics-graduate-student-turned-religious-cryptologist whom he despises. Their quest for "the book" and its meaning takes the Tenacces and Salito on a harrowing journey over two continents, through layers of increasingly complex ciphers, all while being pursued by a clandestine cult who will stop at nothing to obtain the book for their own nefarious designs.
Can Danny and the detective duo find and decode the book? If so, what does the book say and can they keep it out of the hands of their enemy. Finally, what is the significance of the narrative—woven throughout the novel— that describes the tragic life of physicist Michael Richards?
These are the questions that arise as the plot winds and turns toward its surprising end.
A Dan Brown-like thriller, but with a twist!