This book was quite a surprise and not at all what I was expecting. England after the Apocalypse sighs under the yoke of fanatic Christians. In a small village Father Lacy, a priest with an obsession with archeology, is found dead. Christopher Fairfax, his young colleague, is sent on an investigation and his discoveries about the death and the truth about the decline of the ancients put him in immediate danger. Surprisingly intriguing.