It is difficult to say exactly what this book is about. There is amurder, but you know who did the killing from the beginning, althoughthere is a mystery about who is the brains behind the killer. But theheart of the story is a set of riddles, left for a granddaughter by agrandfather as he lay dying.
The riddles lead the granddaughter, and an innocent bystander whohappens to study an esoteric field, on a wild chase crossing France andEngland. Did I mention that the grandfather was the curator of theLouvre? And the riddles involve art, religion, and the Catholic Church.
This book was exceptionally absorbing. The pacing is exceptional, andthe plot inspired. As a warning, however, there are accusations aboutthe Catholic Church which may be offensive to some readers. Over all,however, one of the few books that lives up to the hype!