Ethan Gage returns for another episode in this series of historical
thrillers that in many respects mirrors the old Indiana Jones
just survived the battle of Trafalgar, Ethan is looking for
his wife, Astiza, and their son, who has been taken captive
by a ruthless mystic and his sidekick, a dwarf alchemist.
The quest to set his wife and son free is also wrapped up
in the search for the Brazen Head, a medieval device that
supposedly can predict the future. Enlisting a Jewish Napoleonic
soldier, Gideon Dray, and the man's father, Aaron, a rabbi
who is conversant in the legends surrounding the Golem, Ethan's
new adventure is as exciting as those which have gone before
In a new narrative twist, Dietrich allows Astiza to add her
point of view in the plot's development and the exotic beauty
is busy on her end of the story foiling her captors' plans
as her husband looks for her.
If you have followed this series, this is obviously a "must"
read, and you'll find this reads as quickly and is as riveting
as the previous six novels that have gone before it.