In 1956, a scroll was uncovered that shocked the world.
Fifty years later, the world is about to be shocked again.
On June 1, 1956, the "New York Times" broke a story that captured the imagination of the world. Another Dead Sea Scroll had been found, unlike any before it, describing unimaginable treasures buried in the hills east of Jerusalem, and under the Holy City itself.
In the years that followed, some scholars came to believe the Copper Scroll could be history's greatest treasure map, one that could lead to the discovery of the Second Temple treasures and the building of the Third Jewish Temple.
But the scroll's code has never been broken, and experts from all sides warn that any effort by Israel to rebuild their Temple in Jerusalem would undoubtedly unleash a war of biblical proportions.
Now, exactly fifty years after the Copper Scroll was unveiled, "New York Times" best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg takes you on his most exciting and heart-pounding ride yet.
Saddam Hussein is gone. Yasser Arafat is dead. A new Iraq is rising. But so, too, is a new evil, and now White House advisors Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy find themselves facing a terrifying new threat triggered by an ancient mystery.