Adri edited the summary of Sanctus Monday, October 10, 2011.
Thriller. This big, bold story begins with a man's dramatic jump from the walls of the Citadel, a Vatican-like city-state that protects a religious order in contemporary Turkey. His symbolic act sets in motion a chain of events, beginning with the arrival of a woman seeking to learn why this man did what he did. With strong female characters, a plot that just won't quit, copious information on everything from how to survive a siege to the secrets of the Christian church, plenty of conspiracies, and elegant prose, this novel, the 1st in a projected trilogy, will appeal equally to fans of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.