I read this book during a family vacation and it almost caused me to miss the entire vacation. My nose was stuck in this story.
This is a great example of early Dekker writing. Biblical intrigue to reel in the evangelicals and the high octane thrill ride that marked many of his later writings. You'll get romance, suspense, and political/theological commentary all wrapped in one package.
The only downside may be in the climax - it moves fairly quickly and seems rushed to print.
But make no mistake, this is a terrific Dekker novel.