Everything a reader could want in a historical work based on a real historical person: fascinating characters, an era of change and conflict and ferment, historical persons of note, and a subtle, skillful mystery. Andreas Vesalius was the father of anatomy, and his life story as told by one of his oldest friends is fascinating. When his friend determines to visit Vesalius' grave on a far-off island in Greece, he must navigate not only across the continent and over the alps, but revisit the past at various stops. One night, he has a dream in which Vesalius tells him not to come, but he presses on. And stumbles into a shocking mystery. Beautifully researched, and the creative liberties the author takes really amp up the story. I'm looking forward to more from this talented author. Great read! Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy.