Saturday, 18 February 2012

Book Review - Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey

Publisher's blurb:

One enigmatic smile. Two passionate protectors. And a relentlessly ticking clock.
August 1944. Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich flee the Allied advance, they ravage the country and steal countless pieces of irreplaceable art. In fact, Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring will stop at nothing to claim the most valuable one of all—the Mona Lisa—as a postwar bargaining chip.
But the woman with the mysterious smile has some very determined protectors. Can Swiss OSS agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece before it falls into German hands?
With nonstop action and intrigue, Chasing Mona Lisa is sure to get your adrenaline pumping as you join the chase to save the most famous painting in the world. From war-ravaged Paris to a posh Swiss chateau, the race is on--and the runners are playing for keeps.

My review:  Until I started writing this post, I didn't realize that this book had two authors. That actually explains a lot. There are two very distinct storylines in this novel. This is not the type of book that you breeze through. It is quite detailed and complex at points. The stories were interesting enough, but I did not connect with the characters. They were very one dimensional I found. I was also disappointed that there was no obvious conclusion to the betrayal between one set of characters. I really don't think I would recommend this book to others.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

1 comment:

Gill - That British Woman said...

I didn't get this one. Thanks for the link to the recipe,