I’m a patriotic gal, so this title grabbed my attention right away. The Stonehenge Legacy is a fascinating thriller about a mysterious prehistoric monument and one of the most famous sites in the world. The setting for this novel is in my home county of Wiltshire, which was an added bonus for me. I’ve walked right up to the stones and touched them (when it used to be allowed). I got drawn into this book from the start and enjoyed the continual build of suspense, the conspiracy theories, and the secrets of the cult as the author revealed them. I did find the ending a little strange, but it is a work of fiction and, overall, I really enjoyed this novel. Here’s the product description:
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 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.