Who was Shakespeare really? What happened to his manuscripts? And what has this got to do with Oak Island – the treasure island? Erlend Loe has set out into unfamiliar territory. He has met an ordinary Norwegian organist, Petter Amundsen, who claims to have the key to one of the greatest treasures the world has ever seen.
According to the theories of this book the very same treasure which is being searched for in The Da Vinci Code, is most likely located. This treasure hunt is closely connected to the circle around William Shakespeare, as the most important lead is to find in the legendary first edition of the master’s works. Shakespeare’s works open a door to a hidden universe of secret pacts, elaborate breaking of codes and ancient symbols.
We meet a down-to-earth Erlend Loe who is sceptical to the claims made by the organist in the beginning, but as the organist carefully outlines his theories, Loe bursts out, "This is staggering! There is absolutely no doubt about it. Discovery Channel – eat your heart out."
If the organist is right, we will all have to change our understanding of world history.