I am not normally a reader of novels, so keep that in mind. I found this an interesting 'day in the life' type of read, compulsive reading in that I was intrigued to know what the mystery was and where the Knights Templar connection lay. I failed to find either. There was a murder around page 400, but soon resolved. Am I just missing the point? As a book to pass the time it is fine. It can be put down any time without the feeling of having missed anything. I hate the un-necessary (incorrect) footnotes on every page. The research is thorough (well, internet/Wiki thorough, not library thorough!) but like Star Wars, the background information/temporal language adds something. Hey ho.