There is a scroll stolen out of the Alexandrian library during the fire. The only known scroll legends say that may have survived. Professor Holden is in hot pursuit across the Middle East during a time when the solar storms are flaring. Unbeknownst to Professor Holden, he isn't the only one interested in getting his hands on this rare find. The scroll and the thief have been recorded in manuscripts, revealing that all who read it are deeply affected by what it contains. The professor recruits his son who recruits an astrophysics undergrad student to help with the constellation connections. Will they find the scroll in time?