After fifty years in hiding, the Nazi war criminal known as the Butcher of Spiegelgrund has finally been found, and with him, a candle covered in filigree gold that was stolen from a Jewish family. But it isn't the gold that Father Anthony Fowler, a CIA operative and a member of the Vatican's secret service, is seeking. As he holds a flame to the wax, the candle unveils the missing fragment of an ancient map that reveals the location of the Ten Commandments tablets.
Soon Fowler is involved in an expedition to Jordan set up by a reclusive billionaire. But there is a traitor in the group who has ties to terrorist organizations back in the United States and who is patiently awaiting the moment to strike. From wartime Vienna to terrorist cells in New York, The Moses Expedition is a thrilling read about a quest for power and the secrets of an ancient world.