A solid action thriller
Berry outdoes himself in his latest Cotton Malone adventure . . . So much is going on that there is enough material for two good books, let alone one great one. Mixed in with the complicated action, Berry finds the time to explore the characters as well, making this his most personal and best book to date.
A meticulous researcher, Berry carefully integrates such elements as Charlemagne, Nazis, ancient manuscripts, historical puzzles and scientific surprises into the plot. Those who relish suspense in the Da Vinci Code vein will snap this one up, the best yet in the series.
Berry inundates readers with lessons in history, theology, geology, and through the political regimes of another era with the deft hand of a surgeon. He slices and stitches information skillfully throughout this hair-raising adventure. The plot is complicated and laden with emotion. Berry has another blockbuster.