Picked this up cheap on Kindle as it sounded like a good holiday read and I wasn’t disappointed. I love all the conspiracy type books and so the plot here, about alchemy and the Cathars and Rennes le Chateau, appealed. I expected this to be an American book so was pleasantly surprised to find the main character Ben Hope is English. The book raced along at a fair pace with plenty of action and twists and turns – kind of like The Da Vinci Code on speed! Really happy to discover that it’s the first book of a series featuring Hope, so I’ll be reading the rest soon.