Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunny - REVIEWED

About the Book:
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 Thoughts:
What do I do now?”  (p. 303)

Talk about a loaded question!  At the point this question gets asked there are a LOT of people up to their eyeballs in difficult situations that need to know the answers  - and quickly!  Davis Bunn has written a  multi-layered story filled with enough complex plot twists that your head will spin with possibilities!  Nick is chasing the story of a lifetime at the same moment Carey finds out she’s chased her dream to a dead end, and the same moment Dimitri’s family heritage seems to be in a state of tragic demise.  I would never in a million years have figured out a way to make so many diverse paths intersect on such an exciting and spine-tingling adventure!

Davis Bunn does this and much, much more.  There are ancient artifacts, smugglers, corrupt government officials, monks, fishermen and a host of complex relationships that cover just as many diverse paths!  There is a faith element that is subtle, but powerful, and there is enough danger to keep you on the edge of your seat.  The characters that Bunn develops quickly embed themselves into your heart, and by the end of the story, you find yourself facing that same question but from an altogether different perspective!

This has truly been a pleasure to read, and I feel like I will see much more of these characters in the future!  The near future – I hope!  I am thrilled to recommend this book to everyone!

About the Author:
Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, the award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies. His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. As Thomas Locke, Davis is also the author of Emissary. Learn more at www.tlocke.com.

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