This book had promise but could not live up to the storyline. The confusing codes were forged to fit but, unlike The Divinci Code they were ragged and unlikely. Historic facts were ignored, and I think the author had an agenda. All in all I do not recommend this one.
This story is fascinating and I love the narrator. The story drags in some areas and it's confusing the way it jumps around in time but once you realize what's happening, it's easier to keep up. I feel like the character of Cotton is quicker witted than this story gives him credit for being, at least initially. In the end, I love how everything wraps up.
Like the title says this book was good overall but I struggled to stay focused until about halfway through. Great Indiana Jones like ending.
Cotton Malone was supposed to be the best agent, but he was terrible. The bad guys always got the drop on him. Even when he knew they were lurking near by, he always had time to chat about the mystery. The narration wasn't great either. I was confused with who was talking and they all sounded the same.
Great story of Malone which includes meeting Katarina .V. If you like the davinci code and other mysterys surrounding the Templar treasure this is another version but depicts other more spiritual reasons of this story imo
I expected an action packed adventure but instead found character after character telling the listener that Christianity is a myth as if everyone knows it is. Far too much telling instead of showing made the pace drag for me and I found myself having to push to finish the story.
The author clearly researched the Templars but seems to have failed to research his anti-Christian statements like "the gospels are full of contradictions" or "the gnostic gospels give us the clearest picture of what Jesus was really like." Even the dating he gives of the gospels is wrong. A great exposition of this can be found in Lee Strobel's "A Case for Christ".