In the caves beneath an Italian lake, the fossil of a creature older than the earth has been disinterred.
In the Judaean desert, a legendary parchment has been discovered.
One reveals the secrets of Heaven.
One foretells an impending Hell.
And deciphering their message has been left to paleontologist Carter Cox—a man of science whose faith in the empirical is about to be shaken by forces of evil beyond imagining.