Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-10-17
- Reviewer: Staff
Politics and religion collide as Spellman (Bless the Child) delivers another fast-paced, suspenseful, and totally enjoyable thriller. When mathematical genius Jack Monahan and his parents are murdered, his wife, Cait, is thrust into a complex web of faith, mystery, magic, and ancient history. With little understanding of the powerful forces closing in around her, Cait must choose whom to trust and whether to believe in the existence of the Spear of Longinus, a sacred object that is said to hold absolute power and possible immortality. Soon, Cait and her daughter, Lark, are on the run, hunted by the same men who killed Jack: members of a power-hungry secret society that believe she and the brilliant Lark are the only people capable of unlocking the secret location of the Spear. Spellman's characters—particularly Cait and Lark—are well drawn, believable, and likable. The author constructs a blistering story—replete with political and religious intrigue—that never slows down and will keep readers turning the pages of this spectacular thrill ride. An absolute must for Spellman fans.