“The Patmos Deception” by Davis Bunn
This is going to be a difficult review. Part of the reason why is because I haven’t been able to finish it yet. Book usually take me 2 weeks or less to read, this book I’ve been trying to read for 4 weeks now and I’m not even half way through it. I’m finding the story compelling but the pace of the story very slow. There is a lot of character development and plot building. In my opinion there is too much detail and it makes it hard to want to turn the page. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad book, it just means that it’s not my type of writing. I’m actually loving the story it self, I can’t wait to see who is stealing the artwork and I can’t wait to see Carey and Nick finally admit they like each other.
The story starts out with Carey Mathers moving to Greece as forensic archeologist. When she gets to Greece she finds out that the job she was excited for is no longer there, the whole building is shut down. She meets a Greek family who was also affected by the building closing and they become her new “family”. We then meet Nick Hennessy, he is a journalist in Europe, but not a very successful one. He is soon hired to do some investigating on some missing artifacts in Greece. Once in Greece he hires an old friend, Carey, to help him solve the mystery. This is tough on Carey, as she grew up with a huge crush on him. Will there be a flame ignite between the two?
All while we meet these two we also meet Dimitri Rubinos. He owns a boat that takes people on tours in the Greek islands. His business isn’t doing to well and just before he gave up and sold his boat he was hired by someone he doesn’t know but is willing to pay him a lot of money to ship items from one place to another. he thinks it could be illegal, but he needs the money.
It’s a great story, just not written in a way that captures me.
If you like a great detailed story with some adventure and some romance, I think you would enjoy this book.