On the last day of Passover, Pontius Pilate hears that Jesus, the magician from Nazareth, has vanished from his tomb. To prevent the theft being used for political ends, Pilate launches an enquiry and tries to find the corpse. But it reappears… alive! Rejecting irrational explanations, Pilate trawls Jerusalem in search of a logical answer, interrogating Herod, Herodias, the disciples, doctors, and the High Priest of the Temple, but when he finds his efforts thwarted, he sets out along the roads of Galilee. Yet the further he goes, the more the mystery deepens.