Conspiracy thrillers have tackled Da Vinci, Atlantis and the Pyramids – but never Stonehenge. Until now. With a concept to rival the very biggest books in the genre, this novel will dazzle anyone interested in one of the world’s most fascinating mysteries.
Eight days before the summer solstice, a man is butchered in a blood-freezing sacrifice on the ancient site of Stonehenge before a congregation of robed worshippers. Within hours, one of the world’s foremost treasure hunters has shot himself in his country mansion. And to his estranged son, young archaeologist Gideon Chase, he leaves a cryptic letter . . .
Teaming up with an intrepid Wiltshire policewoman, Gideon soon exposes a secret society – an ancient international legion devoted for thousands of years to Stonehenge. With a charismatic and ruthless new leader at the helm, the cult is now performing ritual human sacrifices in a terrifying bid to unlock the secret of the stones.
Packed with codes, symbology, relentless suspense, and fascinating detail about the history of one of the world’s most mysterious places, The Stonehenge Legacy is a blockbuster thriller to rival the very best of Dan Brown.
I enjoy a good archaeological thriller but this unfortunately this doesn’t live up to scratch, although there are moments that are fast paced and a quick easy read. It is written in the third person written from the point of view two different characters, Gideon & Megan who is the police officer. There are a few parts with some interest, mystery, thrill, murder and sacrifice. I love Stonehenge, I have been many times as a child and I have some good memories of it that is why I was interested in reading this book. The blurb is a little over the top, there are not much to do with codes. I enjoyed the short chapters and it is a good enough for a day at the beach or in the garden. I liked Megan´s character. I found it difficult to finish as it wasn´t keep it my attention but I did manage to finish it. Although I didn´t enjoy the book in general the cover and title are good.
Also writes as Jon Trace
Sam Christer (real name: Michael/Mike Morley) was born in Manchester. Orphaned at birth, he was brought up in care, foster and adoption homes. He became an ITV journalist, presenter and producer, then senior executive director for Endemol TV, and is now executive vice president and chief creative officer, international production, for Sony Pictures Television International. He produced a number of award-winning documentaries, including Murder in Mind about Dennis Nilsen, and scripted the interactive mystery game, Monkeys Skulls & Crosses. Spider (2008) was his first novel and was written under his real name. The Venice Conspiracy (reviewed below) was the first book for which he used the pseudonym Jon Trace. He is married with three sons and lives in Derbyshire.
About the book
- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Sphere (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 075154518X
- ISBN-13: 978-0751545180