If you're looking for a honest-to-goodness page turning thriller, you've got one right here. The characters are compelling, the motivations feel honest, and the storyline holds together very well. The author is deliberate about leaving the reader tense and in suspense to the very end.
Robert Green Ingersoll was a public speaker, not a writer. He went about the country speaking out against the Christian religion in a time where it was still dangerous to do so. His words are inspiring, and show great courage against an entrenched, indoctrinated, and institutionalized enemy, that spared no efforts in demonizing him for his honest and forthright defense of free thought in America. In several instances, local churches and religious affiliated organizations were successful in pressuring venues to bar him from speaking at all. Even more than 100 years after his death, his words still ring true.