Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fiction Review: The Patmos Deception

Davis Bunn moves along slowly, but keeps interest in his suspense mystery novel “The Patmos Deception.” The story follows archeology specialist Carey and friend and journalist Nick, but Bunn wisely includes a third character’s point of view to keep the tension throughout. Boat owner Dimitri has been talked into smuggling artifacts, but when he finds that more than artifacts are at stake, more characters become involved and a journey of faith and discover is at hand. 

I definitely recommend this book as a good read, but I also have a few complaints: Bunn writes with a reverence for the Greek church, and I’m not sure I can support that since I consider at least Catholicism a different religion from Christianity. Bunn’s story ends rather quickly, and with a big cliff hanger that leaves the story too open (come on, tell us how the romance ends!).  Lastly, Bunn’s sentence structure bothers me. He opens with descriptions leading into quotes rather than quotes leading into descriptions (ex: Carey asked, “Could he have received an advance?” Instead of “Could he have received an advance,” Carey asked.).

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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