From the first page you do know you are reading a mystery thriller, a crime case, a bit of romance thrown in and you are enthralled.
The story is unusual dealing with a "sect" a sort of a doomsday cult with the discovery of nine adult bodies in a semi circle and worse the murder of several children. This follows a large scale suicide several years ago of another group of people in Switzerland. The prosecutors for the case are Andre Schweigen and Dominic Carpentier - known universally as the Judge.
The story seems difficult to unravel particularly as the group's religion The Faith is virtually unknown other than to a very elite circle. The story covers cosmic beliefs going back thousands of years, a coded language known only to two people and A Book which is their Guide and Guru. Add to this mix haunting music, a composer and travels through Lubeck, southern France, London and Alpine villages and you have a fascinating book which is difficult to put down.
The book invites you to think as to what is going to happen next and as all of us or rather most of us want to know about the afterlife and our purpose in this life and where we are going next, this book appeals to anyone who wants to delve into philosophical and theological debate and also the seemingly inexplicable and confounding reasons why some people bond instantaneously.
A book I got from my Carnegie Library. Since its publication has only been in May 2010 this was a totally unexpected and very pleasant surprise.
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