This book is a page turner, and the mystery and excitement built as the book progressed. I grew up in Hanover PA, and the names of streets and locations, and descriptions were very accurate, with some small deviations, to the Hanover I remember. As David Lamb rode his bicycle through the streets of Hanover, I could picture myself riding those same streets.
I could almost smell and taste the "hotdogs with everything" at the Famous Hot Weiner. The next time I visit Hanover, I will be having one.
I am not sure if there was a real life counterpart to Aletheia Krug in the Hanover Library, but I enjoyed the interjections of her observations on human nature and philosophizing. I also enjoyed the philosophizing of the main character David Lamb, the Buddhist, Existential, detective. It seemed to me that the author has given a lot of thought to philosophy. He has done an interesting excellent job of weaving commentary about human nature from the early Greeks, Incans, and Buddha, along with Existential philosophers. The idea of connectedness, rather than coincidence, as they relate to Serge Lampin adds to the intrigue of the story. The emails from the characters, after their deaths, added interesting twists to the resolution of the story. This book could be made into an exciting movie.