Michael Baigent is the co-author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, the book that provided the underlying idea behind The Da Vinci Code (that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child and the bloodline lives on). In fact, his last name is an anagram for a main character in Dan Brown‘s book. His work has been both revered and vilified and, in 2007, he was on the losing end of a lawsuit against Brown.
Baigent is about to release his new book, Racing Toward Armageddon: The Three Great Religions and the Plot to End the World, which is about… well… you can figure that out yourself.
The publisher has granted me an email interview with the author, so if you have any questions for Baigent, please leave them in the comments by Monday night!