Theudas ben Ya'ir's quest to find and free his mother Suzanna from slavery leads hima nd his friends to the desert fortress of Hatra. To get there, they must join the Roman legions that are pillaging their way through the heart of the Parthian Empire. Can Theudas's newfound faith in Jesus as his Messiah endure the fires of war? Meanwhile, Suzanna escapes the Hatran king's harem to earn coins as a healer in hopes of someday returning to Rome and finding her son. Besieged by Rome's legions without and hunted by the king's soldiers within, can Suzanna and Theudas reunite? And if they do can they survive?