This novel was very different from the usual Mayan and pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo on Christianity impossibilities. I found it very thought provoking, but not having a great deal of knowledge on interpretations of Mayan stele or hyroglyphs, I can only take what is written. Undoubtedly a lot of the information on the early Christian church before it was forever tainted by the Roman Catholic diatribe about 350 AD, was fact - most of it historically so This book just goes to show how far the Roman Catholics, early day as well as present day, twist and warp the truth of the Bible into what they want it to be - which is far from fact and the truth. Makes a very good read.
Given the number of fictional books dealing with biblical history this book stands out as offering something new. The central characters while well developed seemed to me to to be a little at arms length from the reader. This aspect, while not diminishing the story or the storytelling is really the only reason why the book did mot rate 5 stars. Its worth a read.
This is a good story. I like the characters and the suspense. It is a thriller with an unusual theme and the ending is reasonable. Not sure how plausible it is, but have no trouble believing that the Vatican would act this way.