The Patmos Deception
Written by Davis Bunn
Published at Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing
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...
I think this is my first Davis Bunn book that I am reading. And I enthusiastically expected that I would enjoy the book. But I am half-way through it and the three main characters have not met yet. Yes I know what is going on –valuable antiques are disappearing from Greeze – and I have graps somewhat how it is done i.e. via boats but I find that the novel is lacking on the action side of things. I discovered that I personally like it when the action happens faster in a book and will hold you in such a way that you want to read more in order to discover what will happen. I haven’t gotten this while reading The Patmos Deception.
I originally took this book because I am interested in history and older things. I was expecting a fast pace read and learn more about Greece. Though the story happens during the hard recent years of Greece when people would loose their jobs and the economy was very difficult in that country, the storyline of this book has not grasp my complete attention which would make me want to read without stopping.
Mind you I think this book would be well loved by the fans of Davis Bunn. It’s just was not a perfect fit for me. That doesn’t mean that the book isn’t good. I suspect that romance will be included in the second half of the book – just by how the things have gone so far – but I am not interested in completing the reading of it. I am not a huge fan of romance novels and this particular book is classified as a romantic suspense. For me the suspense isn’t there and the romance made me grow cold with the story. But then again – I know other women who would enjoy this kind of reading…
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review purposes from Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.