I admit that in the beginning the name alone drew me in, I mean who doesn’t recognize the name Medici. Especially if you have a love for history and all things European. There were supposed to be some danger and a treasure hunt with the bonus of letters from five hundred years ago. It sounded perfect. I admit I was hooked from the start and I was not disappointed.
Katherine Cullen was an archaeologist and she really was good at what she did. She was about to locate the letters buried under the city of Florence.
When she was found in the Swiss alps unconscious she was taken to the hospital and her husband was notified. Jack Cullen was a history professor and when he got word that she lay in a coma he went to her side. There he got caught up in the search for her would be murderer. Jack was worried abou this wife, but needed to find out what had happened to her and who was behind the attack she had hopefully survived.
He was brought into the inner circle of the team that were in search for the treasure the ancient letter Kat had eluded to. Jack was soon introduced to powerful men that headed the search for the treasure. These men revealed to Jack that she basically had been given a map. Now he had to work with people he did not know in order to solve both mysteries. There were times when Jack did not know who to trust and of whom to be leery.
Jack has one of those brains that can flesh out inconsistencies and he follows lead after lead while traveling all over Europe. It is fast paced and it is adventurous. He visited places that are on my bucket list and he described them and told their history in such a way that I was itching to join him.
Every detail is vividly laid out for the reader and they are mixed in with mystery, murder, danger and excitement. Every emotion is played out in this book. It is a must read. The story is alive with history and it is not told over the head of the reader. It is very well written.