I recently bought this book from a second hand shop as well as being fleeced out of $60 for other books by my 2 grandchildren (well at least they're reading). It was only when I got home I realised it was by Baigent. I am aware he might be a slightly dodgy religion writer. I googled him and wikipedia suggests he might be suspect. Plus I found out, like me he is a New Zealander, born in Nelson. Nelson in case you go on "The Chase" (a quiz show) was made a city in 1858 although it only had a population of 5000 because Queen Vic made it a Bishop's see." The only city in NZ to be thusly made. My general question is what do you make of Baigent and this book if you are familiar with it?