May, 1942. A group of soldiers uncover a tomb in Libya. Buried in the ancient dust they find a macabre crown of thorns and the devastatingly powerful Spear of Destiny. They’ve discovered the last resting place of Christ. Sixty years on, Gerald Usherwood and his old army pal Max Chippendale reunite with friends and family. Dark shadows visit them in the night and make them pay for the secrets they stole. Gerald, his throat slashed, is nailed to the wall in a crude impersonation of the crucifixion, and his old friend suffers a similar fate. Gerald’s grandson, DCI Ethan Usherwood, is left to piece together the mystery behind the killings and to uncover the treasure they kept hidden for so many years.