In 2009, a cache of 1st century manuscripts was discovered in Southern France. Jeanne-Marie de Nord, the young Canadian translator on the archeological team, tasked with translating the hundreds of Gnostic and Christian documents, realizes that some of the scrolls are a woman’s personal journal. The journal records a story that is hauntingly similar yet disturbingly different from what we think we know of the time. It’s a tale of learning, love, conspiracy and betrayal and raises many questions.
Why were the scrolls buried near Marseille? Who was this woman of the journal? What part did she play in the conspiracy to free Israel from Roman oppression? Why has her tale been suppressed for the last 2,000 years and who has been suppressing it? As Jeanne translates the scrolls looking for answers, all she finds are more questions.
She had better find answers soon, or she may lose the chance forever. Others are closing in on the project, intent on burying the scrolls for another 2,000 years, and possibly Jeanne along with them.