The idea of the Codex and the explosive contents of the ancient scroll is quite good. Definitive proof of Israel’s claim, which would cause utter chaos if exposed to the world.
Saying that the Codex seems to play more of a secondary role in the book, as opposed to the whole military operation, which tends to be at the forefront all of the time.
I would have enjoyed more emphasis on the Codex and the possible repercussions. Instead there are long winded explanations of the motivations and reasoning of suicide bombers.
This book features a recurring character in Jacobsen’s books. Karen Vail is drawn into the investigation about terrorism, which in turn links to the missing scroll.
The one thing I can say is that it is continuous action from the beginning until the end. So definitely something for readers who enjoy a fast-paced action type thriller with strong police and military procedures.