I expected a decent scholar quality from the book considering the academic credentials of the author. I quit reading it three times taking the books in my hands again hoping to get some value for the money I paid. The book is a parody of exposition; no point being made, no assertions being proven at least plausible, nothing valuable to be said about John the Baptist. As I have noticed as a pattern in this kind of books about Templars, Jesus, Secret Societies, etc, the author does the same, filling the narrative with not addressed questions just to create an air of doubt so that his words appear in a sound ground. Reading this book made me angry and frustrated at many points, trying to figure out if the author is blasphemous, tries to ridicule the Gospels or just writing a cheap book for profit? Her's some pearls:
-the upwards pointing figure of John the Baptist in DaVinci's famous painting may mean " up your ass"!
-John the Baptist was wearing fine clothes and fed by his pupils food donations
-named John the Evangelist the author of John's Gospel should be John the Baptist or something since John the Baptist was the evangelist ( messenger ) of Jesus Christ.
-Saint Paul had a political agenda with his hands full of blood. Any credible argument? Not at all.
-any sound argument how John the Baptist is a patron of Freemasonry? I cannot recall.
I am throwing this book to the garbage.