BOOK REVIEW: The Patmos Deception


Author: Davis Bunn
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (November 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764211390
ISBN-13: 978-0764211393
Source: I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.

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 will start by saying that during the first few chapters I was caught into the story line and the mystery behind it. As I read along the characters began to come to life. I would give this book 3 stars out of 5. The reason is because the book started wonderful, and the foundations were laid for the characters, their backgrounds and family history etc. But as the action began to unfold I felt that a lot of the stories behind many characters were left behind in the sense that they remained a mystery, and it left you wanting to know more about them. The book centers on ancient artifacts being stolen. I did feel that towards the end of the book the story got a little slow and just took long to get to the main point. I waited with anticipation towards the conclusion, and felt like it would be filled with action and suspense as it had been in the beginning, but I was very disappointed with the ending. I think more could have been added to the characters and more action towards the end of the book. Overall it is a good book. I really like how the author writes and his style, but like I said I would have wished more could have been added towards the end. This would be a good book to have a sequel to see more of the characters and their lives, or yet another adventure. I’m hoping the author writes a sequel to this.

Copyright ©Juan N. Bonilla All Rights Reserved

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