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I am a huge fan of this kind of book - religious zealots, mystery, espionage, intrigue, suspense, and lots of action - so when this book came up for a blog tour with Worldwind, I jumped at the chance. It was a lot of fun to read and the characters were really interesting. (I especially like Schilling's wife.) The author does a great job of showing you who each character is and how each of them effect the story as a whole.
The story itself was awesome and riveting. Even sick with the plague (haha some sort of flu or something), I forced myself to stay awake so that I could see what would happen next. From the first couple of chapters, with the sniper setting the Pope up in his crosshairs, I just could not put it down. Watching as Caneman's plan was elaborated on - and watching Schilling swoop in to do what he had to in order to save the day - was awesome.
Mr. Malburg, you have a new fan. Not only do I plan to go pick up book one, but I plan to continue this series. You did an awesome job.