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Sacred Scroll ancient and modern excitement,
This review is from: The Sacred Scroll (Paperback)
Sacred Scroll by Anton Gill
High class thriller set in 3 main time zones, about 2000 BC in Constantinople (now Istanbul) , mid 20th century (Germany) and today (Europe and USA), very well researched (I checked one of the characters, an archaeologist, on Wikipedia - he was real) and informed (discussion of psychopathy). Not just a good read, but thought-provoking eg re extreme sophistication of science in area of old Mesopotamia, and destruction of books and artefacts by war and fanaticism. Keeps you on your toes, not just about who-dunnit but the time zones.
Anton Gill is known as a good and varied writer, as he has written on such subjects as Berlin between the 2 world wars, and Peggy Guggenheim in addition to crime stories set in Ancient Egypt, all with fascinating backgrounds, and I hope this will the start of a series set in old Constantinople.
Well worth the money.