Hmm, mysterious religious relics, a Church that doesn't want the truth to come out, have we seen that story already? Oh that and a livlier Dirk Pitt this time, his adventurous kids Summer and Dirk Jr., buddy Giordano and a brother and sister out to rule their corner of the world, this time Turkey, Israel, Cyprus with a stop in England. Nice travelogue and history lessons for Instanbul and Jerusalem. The usual Cussler underwater toys, hand to hand fighting, some shooting and a big bang or two. This one also is more down to earth than the early Pitt novels which had more 007/sci-fi outrageous storylines, I guess Cussler pere et fils want to keep it real. So a technically proficient read but lacks some sizzle. Just OK.