A physics professor is fired from his job after becoming philosophic in the classroom. He leaves for Israel to work on a project combining science with his love of philosophy. Six years later he returns to an America overrun by government anti-privacy strictures. He is bearing a disc containing the fruit of his research to a former student (John Davis) when black ops agents track him down to obtain the disc and kill him. He manages to hide the disc and make a phone call to John before the agents catch up to him. In subsequent police interviews with Davis he is able to assure them he didn't know what was going on, a situation that changes after he listens to his phone messages. The professor had been working on a code in Israel based in the Pentateuch (first five books in the Bible) and had found an answer to life's most basic questions, and also finding answers to things that had not yet occurred. John's software company is pleased with the finding since it helps them with their current [anti government] privacy project: keyless encryption. Before he is able to complete the sale and distribution of the software to a major company, government agents raid his home and company, confiscating all his computers, files and programs. In trying to leave the area to spend time with his family in a more congenial environment, his wife and children are killed in a plane crash. In shock he turns to friends that help him escape undetected. Not only American agents but the Mossad chase him as he flees to the Bahamas.