I just got done reading "The Sanctuary" by Raymond Khoury. It was a good book in the sense that it was entertaining and action packed. Maybe a little too action packed at the expense of some real history and a bit more in-depth character development. As with all books of this genre, I enjoyed it till about the last quarter or so when things started to veer towards the slightly silly and the outright ridiculous. I won't spoil it here for anyone, but the guy is a screenwriter, and you could practically see that he was writing every word with a future Hollywood cast in mind. It was like reading a movie instead of watching it. All in all, an enjoyable, if somewhat fantastical read.