Saturday, December 20, 2014

Review of The Patmos Deception

The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn is a great book. I have always enjoyed titles by this author, because he always includes the historical aspects of the areas where his books are set.  I enjoyed seeing how the lives in Greece were affected by the problems they have had in their government.  It was interesting to see how everyday life was affected, and how people who had high levels of education were suddenly either out of work or began working in service jobs. 
When the story moved to the Isle of Patmos it was really interesting to hear all the history of the island.  How the apostle John had been imprisoned on the island, how the caves and monasteries were built into the hills on the island, were all interesting aspects of the current island, and its colorful history. 
This is a "romantic suspense" story.  There is a mystery to figure out, and a little romance along the way.  I didn't think the romance story was really explored, because we spent so much time trying to figure out the mystery, but isn't that how life is sometimes.  Sometimes life just takes over and you don't have a lot of time to figure out how you feel about other things. 
Bottom line, if you have enjoyed Davis Bunn before, you probably will again.  If you enjoy a good mystery that includes a hunt for a historical artifact (and all the historical background that comes with it) you will probably enjoy it as well.  I could use a little bit more "fleshing out" of the story before the cliffhanger at the end, but I enjoyed the read.  Thanks again, Mr.Bunn. 

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