This story takes us into some very deep and dark places in the battle between good and evil, even going as far back as the crucifixion, the 30 pieces of silver and the shroud. Apart from a few quips and a gratuitous sex scene this was a book filled with pain and suffering. Definitely not for those of us of a more sensitive disposition. I feel scarred by some of the passages I read. Let's hope the next book is a little bit more up beat.