Sign of the Cross by Chris Kuzneski, Finished reading on 20 April 2013
“A Vatican Priest is found murdered on the shores of Denmark – nailed to a cross in the shadow of Hamlet’s castle. He is the first victim in a vicious killing spree that spans the world. Each horrific murder exactly mirrors the crucifixion of Christ…
Meanwhile, deep in the Roman catacombs of Orvieto, an archaeologist uncovers an ancient scroll dating back two thousand years. The scroll, he knows, holds the key to a dark and treacherous secret that will rock the very foundations of the church. But only if he can decipher its lost meanings – and only if he can live long enough to reveal them”
Another thriller which is after a truth that could shake the foundations of church! I think I have read at least a dozen of these kind of books. Still these genre has an unexplainable attraction. So again, I fell for the charm and bought this book from crosswords. It was quick read despite the long narration. It is an apt companion for a long and boring journey. Gripping, but there is nothing extra ordinary about the book. A normal thriller, that’s it.
The whole book author is unearthing a truth layer by layer explaining how that could have been even possible and in the process we almost believe that this is the next biggest thing after Da Vinci Code, but in the end with an unexpected twist author reinstates the history as it is without even a blemish. I find it a little disappointing.
Well it truly deserves a 3.