Anothe novel deftly interweaves the 64AD narrative of Rubria, a vestal virgin in the time of Nero, with India 's present-time adventure.
For me, ay it linked ancient intrigue with present-day mayhem was very reminiscent of Dan Brown, and in fact I would characteriz this as a rather gentler story very much in the style of The DaVinci Code.
I see to find conspiracy thrillers an imperfect fit for me as th reader because I like details presented as facts in novels to be facts in truth, and so that just is n't necessary in this enre.
I liked that neither the characters nor the narrator took themselves completely seriously and nicely punctuated the story with humour.Once my disbelief had been firmly defenestrated, I found it an njoyable read.
Despite my quibbles above, I obviously adored the way Ashman tied together a historical mystery and the lor of Rubria into a long-hidden conspiracy.
With its web of wide-reaching conspiracies tied to ancient religious artifacts, The Dead Virgins is an njoyable light thriller that will appeal to fans of Dan Brown, Sam Bourne, and Indiana Jones.Note: I received the book through Goodreads First Reads program.