This book cleverly takes you on a mystery tour, using another rediscovered coded manuscript to shine a light into a side of Jesus & his contemporaries that you never really considered yet now seems so obvious. Reminding you with a brief history lesson that Jesus & his crucifixion was not a 'stand alone story' when placed against Rome: Political Intrigue, Imperial ambitions, assassination attempts, machinations, lust & subplots, surprisingly involving Galilee being closer to Rome's movers & shakers than you'd think. Jesus was a man of his times & no political novice! Mary the Magdala also shines as a renowned beauty, astute & independent woman. Very much Jesus' equal, perhaps the "it couple' of the time! This all comes together beautifully in a candid & well researched theory. The fact that the original scrolls contents had to be recorded using double meaning ambiguities gives an idea of the level of political turmoil of the time, dictating Jesus rise & fall.