Sign of the Cross Paperback
Part of the Jonathon Payne & David Jones series
No secret will keep for ever...A Vatican priest is found murdered on the shores of Denmark - nailed to a cross in the shadow of Hamlet's castle.
He is the first victim in a vicious killing spree that spans the world.
Each horrific murder exactly mirrors the crucifixion of Christ...Meanwhile, deep in the Roman Catacombs of Orvieto, an archaeologist uncovers an ancient scroll dating back two thousand years.
The scroll, he knows, holds the key to a dark and treacherous secret that will rock the very foundations of the Church.
But only if he can decipher its lost meanings - and only if he can live long enough to reveal them...The enemies of the truth know no law of man ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 624 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/04/2007
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780141030845
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Review by SonicQuack
Sign of the Cross is an easy read. The characters are paper thin as is the mysteries presented within, however, despite these prominent flaws it remains just interesting enough to hold your attention. Two of the protagonists appeared in Kuzneski's previous book, The Plantation, but this is a standalone novel and previous reading is not required. The style of narrative is occasionally distracting, with 'cliffhanger' type foreboding frequently used at the chapter ends, which were completely unnecessary. Overall it's an average entry in to the genre that Dan Brown has popularised and although it's over 600 pages it's not a laborious read. Not to be added as High Priority to your Wish List, yet not to be entirely shunned either.