Cadfael is an unlikely monk due to his worldly background, but that makes his have insight into people that the others at the abby don't have. I didn't think I could place myself in a 1100 AD setting very well, but Ellis Peters helps one really feel like they're on the scene.
Edward Lincoln is the cool, self-effacing Englishman that makes the perfect hero. A little insight into an actor's psyche, but mostly a quessing game till almost the end as to who is the evil culprit. A good early Dick Francis novel
A good adventure story although a little far fetched since it is set in 2006. I like the suave Pitt, but much of this book features his children, Dirk & Summer. Pitt has aged over the years, so maybe this will be the last Clive Cussler Pitt & Giordino book.