Spending an entire book on the search for a Jewish artifact that possesses ancient scriptures may seem like a sure thing. The large cast of players include countries wanting to hide the document, individuals wanting to increase their wealth by exchanging the codex, and archaeologists. Despite the mystery about whether there are missing pages or if it has been completely destroyed, I was less than involved. I needed to be rooted in actual passages in the book in order to invest my time in the search. A rare revelation dealt with Pharaohs in Egypt trying to recreate the ten plagues upon the Jewish. A major disappointment.