Sunday, 16 August 2015

Summer Reads: The Patmos Deception

The Patmos Deception
by Davis Bunn
Publisher: Bethany House
Pub. Date: November 4, 2014
ISBN: 978-0764211393
Pages: 336
Buy Link: Amazon


I'm continuing my quest to cleanup my desk, which means reviewing the pile of books that have been collecting dust for several months.  One of these books is titled by The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn. Typically, I don't read adventure-type books, but I had heard great things about the author and I wanted to try one of his books.

The Patmos Deception centers on a young woman, Carey Mathers, whom travels to Greece to start a new job as well as a new life. She had studied forensic archeology and she is now using her knowledge to work at the Athens Institute for Antiquities.

Out of nowhere an old friend, Nick Hennessy, a Texas journalist, asks for her help in his investigation behind the disappearance of an invaluable Grecian antiquities, which leads them both to team up with Dmitri Rubinos. After unraveling all the clues, they find that the truth behind the mystery lies near the island of Patmos.

Despite being published under a Christian publishing house, there isn't much religion in this book. Actually, I wouldn't even consider it to be a Christian novel. It's pretty much a blend of Da Vinci Code, National Treasure and Indiana Jones, with a little romance tossed about. While the author does a great job with descriptions and for creating an interesting plot, I just kept thinking that there was something missing from this tale, like character development and realistic romance. Overall, I'm disappointed with The Patmos Deception!

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Davis Bunn is an award-winning novelist and a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Oxford whose books have sold nearly seven million copies worldwide. To learn more, visit

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