This is an in-depth review of the mystery surrounding the village of Rennes-le-Chateau, the priest Berenger Sauniere and the immense fortune he dissipated before his death in 1917.
This follows de Sede's first book published in the 60's on the subject of this hilltop village in southwest France, translated as "The Accursed Treasure of Rennes-le-Chateau".
He now analyses of the various author's contributions and theories that have sprung from the fertile minds of a host of authors.
A new theory is put forward by de Sede after twenty years of intrigue and study.
His original photos are included together with some topical colour illustrations.
The shady characters lurking in the background are brought to life in these pages to give credence to this mystery, which has baffled the world over the centuries.
A must read for the serious student of the subject, the footnotes elucidate the finer points and the comprehensive index added by the translator, contribute to this intriguing tale to provide a great source of reference from someone at the heart of the mystery.