I loved this book, but dont take my word for it. 96 ****** readers, more than XX% of all who reviewed, gave 5/5 stars. Goodreads is about the same: 179 reviews; average score of 4.1/5. As a huge Raiders of the Lost Ark fan, and Da Vinci Code too, I was excited to get a new history-based thriller with no explicit sex. Looks like most fans are women intelligent female protagonist -- but Id say the novel will appeal to either gender. Publisher: Its been 6 mos. Why no audiobook? Get Benedict Cumberbatch to record it!