On her dismal 30th birthday, unassuming Victorian scholar Mackenzie Braden receives a mysterious package from her Aunt Sara, urging her to locate Moses’ rod. The most powerful weapon in history will start global chaos if it lands in the wrong hands. Sara was an agent for VAS, the top-secret Vatican Archaeological Service. She has also been dead for 30 years and the agency dormant for just as long. Mackenzie’s only clue is a souvenir figurine of Moses, and except for hunky ex-military pilot Eoin Reilly, her allies are wannabe agents who are just as inept as she is.
But nothing is going to stop Mackenzie from recharging her lacklustre life, fulfilling her mission, finding answers about her aunt, and making Eoin her birthday present. Armed with the figurine, lots of deduction and some intuition, Mackenzie sets off from Toronto with Eoin for the Middle East. There she has to fend off a manic former VAS agent, a dysfunctional family of treasure hunters, a fake Mossad agent, the underground tunnels of the Gaza Strip, and a host of terrorists before she squares off with her aunt’s and now her greatest foe, a deposed but charming Saudi prince with world domination on his mind.