I was a bit skeptical when I started to read this book. I am not a believer of the Dan Brown book topics so I was concerned that this may follow in those steps. As I was reading, my thoughts were that it was well written and researched. I was enjoying the book. The characters were well developed and interesting. Unfortunately, the book took a wrong turn when it started down the road that there was no resurrection after the crucifixion. The author seemed to have gone to great lengths researching the history of the Templars. Yet, h would have us believe his supposition that there was no evidence of the binding occurrence that is the foundation of Christianity. My rating is 4 stars for the story but 2 stars for the ridiculous supposition that has no evidence at all.