Friday, November 28, 2014


A good book is like a fine bottle of wine; once you open it, you need to let it breathe. 
Otherwise, the experience will be less than expected.

THE PATMOS DECEPTION is a good book. 

Davis Bunn brings to your table characters that are fully rounded, deep, complex.  The interactions are thoughtful and genuine.  The setting, modern Greece, is as much a character in the book as Nick, and Dimitri, and Sofia, and Carey.  Open the book, brew your favorite beverage . . .and let it breathe.

Nick Hennessy, an investigative journalist hailing from Texas, has been tasked with the responsibility of investigating the disappearance of invalauable Greek antiquities.  He has the credentials, he has the chutzpah, he has the charisma, and he knows just the researcher to assist him in his assignment.   However, his journalistic career has hamstringed his ability to engage fully with the moment, especially when it comes to affairs of the heart. 

Carey Mathers, fresh from her studies in forensic archeology, has accepted a job with the prestigious Athens Institute for Antiquities.  Her studies have exquisitely prepared her for the job, when one considers that the Greek isle of Patmos, where the Apostle John received his vision of the Apocalypse, was a particular focus of her research.

Dimitri Rubinos, for 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.

Engage with this book.  Savor it.  Allow it to caress all of your senses, and The Patmos Deception will become, to you as well, as a fine wine.

The Patmos Deception is a good book.

5 stars for another excellent offering from Davis Bunn

Davis Bunn
Bethany House
337 pages
$14.99 U.S., paperback
$ 9.99 U.S., Kindle Edition

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