In the ruins of a medieval monastery, the diary of a 12th-century monk has been uncovered . . . and the murders have already begun. It is rumored the monk's writings offer clues to the whereabouts of a scroll dating back to the time of Jesus-the creation of a hitherto unknown intimate who recorded the actual words of Christ. Two people possess the combined skills to follow where the document leads: American cybersleuth Gil Pearson and Sabbie Karaim, former Israeli commando and biblical translator. But what awaits them on their strange odyssey across the globe and through two thousand years of history is both an indescribable treasure and an unrelenting terror. For all manner of zealots and devils are after the secrets they seek-to own the power to destroy the world we know.Heller, Richard F. is the author of '13th Apostle ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780061239854 and ISBN 0061239852.