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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Patmos Deception

Davis Bunn is an award-winning novelist and a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Oxford.  His books, translated into twenty languages, have sold nearly seven million copies worldwide. Formerly a business executive working in Europe, Aftica and the Middle East, Davis draws on this international experience in crafting his stories. Davis has won four Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, and was recently inducted into the Christy hall of Fame.  He and his wife, isabella, divide their time between the English countryside and the coast of Florida.

You can learn more about Davis's writing by visiting

An ancient island holds an ancient secret...

Nick Hennesy, 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, fres from her studies in forensic archeology, has accepted a job with the prestidious Athens Institute for Antiquities - a dream come true, really, especially 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, fro 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.

My Thoughts:
Patmos Deception very much felt like the beginning of a series.  Bunn spent much of the book "setting up" the plot and introducing characters.  To be honest, until about half way through the book, things were a bit hard to follow.  The overall "feel" of the story was very stilted and the flow of the story was not smooth. I did enjoy Bunn's description of the characters' surroundings.  I felt like I "was there" much of the book.  Hearing from the different voices was a definite draw for me to hang in there with the book the first half.  The ending leaves the reader hanging and lots of blanks are left empty making the perfect set-up for a series.  I'll be looking forward to Davis' next installment!

You can order the book at Amazon by going HERE.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Blessings Ya'll,