Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Book Review: The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn



Publisher's blurb: An Ancient Island Holds an Ancient Secret . . .

Nick Hennessy, a young Texas journalist yearning for his big break, finds himself in Europe--his assignment, to investigate the alarming disappearance of invaluable Grecian antiquities. Nick has the credentials--and cover ID--to unearth the truth. And he knows just the researcher to help him...

Carey Mathers, fresh from her studies in forensic archeology, has accepted a job with the prestigious Athens Institute for Antiquities--a dream come true, really, particularly when the Greek isle of Patmos, where the Apostle John received his vision of the Apocalypse, was a particular focus of her research.

Dimitri Rubinos, for whom the Greek islands represent his life, holds on by his fingernails to the family charter boat business. But his country's economic chaos isn't the only thing that has turned his world on its head...

My review: The premise of this book sounded good. It is not hold up well though. Dan Brown, this author is not, but that is exactly who I have the feeling he was trying to emulate. I found this story disjointed and unbelievable. This could have been a good story with many edits from a decent editor. There were just too many oddities and unexplained issues for me to enjoy this book - I would not recommend it.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 


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