Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Patmos Deception - Fiction, Modern

The Patmos Deception
By Davis Bunn

Carey is ecstatic to be arriving in Greece for her new job in forensic archeology at an antiquities institute.  She never anticipated the taxi dropping her off in front of the institute to find the gates closed and chained.  She is rescued by Eleni, a former administrative assistant at the institute, who gives Carey the terrible news – the institute was closed for unclear reasons that relate to the failure of the Greek economy.  Now Carey is in Greece with no job and very little money for a return trip.  A call from an old friend asking for her help investigating a string of antiquities robberies turns Carey’s bewilderment to intrigue and danger.  Can they find out who is behind the thefts and if corrupt government officials might be involved?

I really enjoyed reading this book.  There was a lot of great historical information included that added to my interest in the novel.  The characters were engaging and well sketched.  I found Carey’s enthusiasm for faith and for her work to be a nice contrast to the slightly disengaged personality of her investigative reporter friend, Nick.  The realities of a collapsed economy and how real people are affected was very disheartening to read about.  Overall, I give this book an A: good Christian suspense novel to snuggle up with.

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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