800 years of frustration for the ancient Jihadist group, TheTribe, has reached a breaking point, culminating in the quiet university town of Durham, NC
Eight hundred years of frustration for the ancient Jihadist group known as the Tribe has reached a breaking point, culminating in the university town of Durham, North Carolina. Driven to violence by the pathologically damaged Saladeen, the Tribe makes a final effort to recapture the Mandylion. More universally known as the Shroud of Turin, this relic represents religious agendas 2,000 years in the making.
The Watchers, Scribes and Monte of the Brotherhood are the keepers of the Shroud, but infighting has weakened the defense of the cloth they have vowed to protect. An coterie of individuals belong to this secret society, including Dr. Martin, a disabled Duke University professor; Dr. Shah, a geneticist from Pakistan: Sterling Shepherd, the CEO of biochemical giant Genstone, and two Cherokee brothers.
Thrust into this conflict is Joseph Fitzpatrick, a discouraged Irish boxer sent from Dublin by the Catholic Church to coach underprivileged children. The Brotherhood hopes to recruit Joseph. As Joseph contends with demands being made upon him, he also finds himself romantically drawn to Reese Ellington, the daughter of Sterling Shepherd, and mother to an autistic son.
Warring within themselves, the Brotherhood must unite behind one goal: Change or die.