Principal characters Jack Howard and his lovable diving buddy Costas, embark on another epic archeological mystery - this time taking in Roman history, Vikings, early civilisations of the Maya and Nazi war criminals. As I said, it's quite an epic with all the gloriuos mix of fact, fiction & technology, blended to make it an interseting and worthy read. I loved Atlantis and that is why I went for Crusader Gold, hoping I would get something similar. In Atlantis you begin to love Jack & Costas, (definitely worth getting first!) and so to meet them again in yet another adventure is comfortable & familiar.
Having said that, I did find CG slightly harder to get into. It does cover a lot of information historically and at times a little too detailed as you become eager to return to the story, which in itself a great testimony to David Gibbins fictional aspect and concept.
I'm still discovering David Gibbins and will read more from him in the future. I noticed that some of the reveiws for his books are scored a little low, which can be a deciding factor in buying the book. I would say give it a go and judge for yourself. If you like Indiana Jones, James Bond & Tomb Raider, mixed up with a bit of BBC 4 style docmentary, Time Team and Coast, and are open minded, you'll probably like these books ;)