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Philip Sinclair inherits his Grandmother’s house when she passes away, along with a letter requesting that he travel to the ancient Cathar stronghold le Bezu to find some scrolls that his ancestor had hidden in the castle. Philip is also given a diary belonging to his ancestor, Phillipe de Sainte Claire, which his Grandmother has translated into English. This is his key to finding out where the scrolls have been hidden.
When he gets to France, he finds that a team of archaeologists have started excavating le Bezu and his interest in the site makes him anything but welcome. Then one of the team is discovered dead on the site and a murder investigation gets underway with Philip being one of the main suspects. Unbeknown to the police there are lots of other suspects, some even hidden amongst the archaeology team. Nobody is who they seem.
I've always dreamt of being an archaeologist so I loved the character of Jacqueline Blontard. Jackie is an archaeologist who has her own series on TV France where viewers can follow her current project. She has come to le Bezu to excavate the Cathar stronghold and to my absolute delight le Bezu is a real place. I even found that when I googled it, I had drawn an imaginary picture in my mind that was pretty close to fact – thanks to the vivid scene that was set by Michael Hillier’s amazingly descriptive writing.Read more ›
Philip Sinclair is summoned to Smyth and Baker Solicitors to find out that his Grandmother has recently passed away and named him as her heir.
He also discovers that she has left him quite a considerable amount of money, her very large house and a task.
The task is a treasure hunt, and the treasure is the 'lost' Cathar treasure. Obviously he isn't the only one searching for this treasure, Andre Jolyan and Jacqueline, a well known archaeologist is also on the trail.
I enjoyed the setting of this book, the Languedoc region sounds just perfect, and the fascinating history of the Cathars is one I have read about in a number of novels, this book is predominantly about Philip and his mission.
There are a lot of characters, and the plot progresses at a steady pace.
I loved it,
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quite a Google easy read, but for fiction on this subject no one beats Kate mossePublished 5 months ago by B Brooke
I'm interested in the history of the Cathars so was looking forward to reading this novel. It took a while for it to get going, there were a lot of characters that all appeared... Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Rothwell
A fascinating read full of suspense, action and romance. I found it difficult to put this historical mystery down!Published 12 months ago by Alan J Cross