If you like the Renaissance (sp), the Borgias, political intrigue, or how the Catholic Church worked in those days, then this is the book for you. The book is written in the first person, by the poisoner for the Borgias, who is also responsible for the Borgias safety - that they are not poisoned by their enemies. Even though you know it's fiction, it's a fascinating look into those times. This has to be the first book in a series, because the end leaves too many questions to be answered, so be prepared to say "oh, $#*!" at the end.