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1.28.2015

The Patmos Deception ~ Review

The Patmos Deception
By Davis Bunn

The island of Patmos hides an ancient secret.  And someone has discovered this truth and they will do anything to possess it.

When the chance of a lifetime brings Carey Mathers to Greece, she feels as if all her hard work has been worth it.  And when her childhood friend/crush Nick Hennessy offers her a job as his research assistant in tracking down antiquities that have been disappearing from Greece.  But the investigation must remain secret both because of the danger involved and the far reaching influence the perpetrators seemingly have.  What Carey and Nick discover could cost them everything - even their lives.

And then there is Dimitri Rubinos a man struggling to stay above the economic fallout that has encompassed Greece.  And when he is given a chance to escape he must make a choice that could destroy or save him.

The Patmos Deception is an exciting book that will capture your attention as various characters add new and complex twists to the story.  Suspense runs throughout and there are threads of romance that have an interesting influence on several of the characters.  But the greatest attribute is the heart-altering effect the island of Patmos has.

Carey, Nick, and Dimitri are all seeking something and they just may find it, though it may not be what they thought they had been seeking.  I really enjoyed this newest work from Davis Bunn and hope that these characters will have sequel.  The story is told from the view points of the three main characters and slowly their stories come together in a believable and enjoyable way.

I highly recommend this book to those who like suspense, mystery, romance, and fiction.  This book has wide appeal and is worth the time spent immersing one's self between the pages.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Bethany House through their blogger review program in exchange for my honest review.


About the Book:
An Ancient Island Holds an Ancient Secret . . .
Nick Hennessy, 
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, fresh from her studies in forensic archeology, has accepted a job with the prestigious Athens Institute for Antiquities--a dream come true, really, particularly 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, 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...