FOR FANS OF DAN BROWN AND KATE MOSSE
A secret kept for Millennia. Are you ready for the truth?
An exhilarating mystery set in a Cotswold church and French village. Based on real life research and the breaking of secret codes. A must-read for lovers of conspiracy thrillers, history, the crusades, myth, legend, and truth-seekers everywhere.
Benoît Balthis, a French catholic priest and expert translator working in the Cotswolds, thinks his latest commission is just another interesting distraction. He is wrong. Parchments relating to the time of Christ, and entries written in an old diary, draw him into a world of secrets, lies, and murder.
Together with his historian cousin, Caro, Benoît sets out on a path of discovery that takes him home to France, and the hilltop village of Rennes-le-Château, once home to the infamous Abbé Bérenger Saunière and the messages he left behind over a hundred years before. The familiar surroundings reveal codes hidden in plain sight about the origins of Christianity and possibly the greatest conspiracy in known history.
They begin a race against time to uncover the truth before the secrets are buried forever.
This ground-breaking novel de-codes ancient messages that have defeated best minds across the world. It opens up new avenues of thought, and suggests theories that have, until now, remained concealed. It touches the very roots of humanity and its complexities, as well as the struggle to survive in a world that is often hostile and uncertain.
A bold new voice in Thriller Fiction