Shawn O'Bryhim is a professor of Classics who specializes in Mediterranean religion and ancient comedy--both of which figure prominently in "The Messengers." He lives on the East Coast, but enjoys going back to his farm in the Midwest as much as possible to hone his chainsawing technique. Look for his "Greek and Roman Comedy" at the University of Texas Press and on Amazon.
An incompetent professor of Biblical studies stumbles upon an ancient scroll during an excavation in the Middle East. Unable to translate the text, he enlists the aid of a brilliant young graduate student who uses code-breaking techniques to reveal its awful secrets. If her translation falls into the wrong hands, it will release dark forces that have been suppressed since the beginning of time.