…Loretta Goldberg does an exceptional job of depicting Latham’s uncertain balance between loyalty and belief…Sit back and enjoy the cat-and-mouse games which play out in 1500s Europe. It’s a story that will prove as engrossing to newcomers to the times as those already well versed in its culture and setting.

The Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan Literary Services, October 2021


Lush, inspired, and provocative… A spellbinding tale.

…Intricate, tight plotting, richly drawn atmosphere, and an unpretentious but literate writing style make it a page-turner.

The Prairies Book Review, August 2021

Meticulously researched and delightfully balanced with narrative and action. An astonishing feat…Most of all I enjoyed Latham’s slow questioning of spiritual certainties that are still relevant in today’s world. I would certainly read anything Goldberg writes.

Nev March, author of Murder in Old Bombay, winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Award for Best First Crime Fiction novel 2021. November 2021