Eight hundred years ago, one man wrote the legend that became the greatest quest in history....
Deep in the heart of London, the Monsalvat Bank is small, secretive, and fabulously wealthy, with roots going far back into the middle ages. When Ellie Stanton, an impoverished graduate student, is unexpectedly invited to join the firm, the privileged world they offer looks too good to turn down.
But the bank is more than it seems. Soon Ellie realises that her life belongs to her employers - and they're watching her every move. For buried in their medieval vaults lies a closely guarded treasure of immeasurable power - one inextricably bound up with Ellie's extraordinary history.
Now Ellie is in a race against time, hunted by the bank and pursued by her past. Her only hope of escape is to unearth the secret hidden in the vault. But getting in is only the beginning....
©2010 Tom Harper (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"Like Dan Brown, Tom Harper knows how to ratchet up the tension." (Choice magazine)
"Simply magical...an excellent story with a fantastic ending." (EuroCrime)
"The medieval parts of the tale fly off the page, with drama, insight and danger." (Peterborough Evening Telegraph)
Historical view of Europe in the 11th century was fascinating. Geographical references were spot on.
The modern plot meandered, and didn't tie up lose ends as most would prefer.
11th century Chretien.
it stumbles along. Not bad, not great. Alot of filler. Not sure about future works from this author. You might like it, but buyer beware.
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