What if a secret of epic proportions has been sequestered in the labyrinthine bowels of the Vatican for two millennia? What if a feisty American woman is about to find out? What if a secret no less epic for her is about to be spilled by rogue prelates who will stop at nothing to stop her? What if failure will incite a cataclysm destined to shake the foundations of all they hold sacred?
Kobi Dylla is soulless as the artifacts she exhumes from the Middle Eastern sand. Vatican prelate Benuccio Garda’s soul is in turmoil, haunted by collusion with the covert Judaeus Sodalis contrived to protect the mother of all secrets. Their story winds from a Jerusalem monastery to the Israeli desert to an ancient Roman cemetery, interspersed with the illuminative musings of a spellbound scholarly Internet Mailing List. Did history’s most notorious rogue, Judas Iscariot himself, share the bloodline of Jesus of Nazareth? What if?