"Richard Ferrone likes playing tough guys, and in FBI agent Sean Reilly, he has one of the toughest. He's on the trail of ancient documents that could shake contemporary Christianity to its foundations. Listeners are there as he wheedles his way into the Vatican archives, visits dusty caves and smoldering deserts in Turkey, and, finally, takes part in a thrilling airplane scene high above the Mediterranean. Parallel adventures in the Crusades provide historical background. Ferrone doesn't shrink from emphasizing gruesome details, but he softens his approach and his hero when he and his lover, an archaeologist named Tess, are discussing their next move. This is exciting and educational stuff, read by a master. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"