About this 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…
About the Author
From the author’s website: www.davisbunn.com
Reviewers, readers and friends use those phrases to describe Davis Bunn. An internationally-acclaimed author who has sold more than seven million books in sixteen languages, Davis is equal parts writer, scholar, teacher, and sportsman.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Davis left for Europe at age twenty. There he first completed graduate studies in economics and finance, then began a business career that took him to over forty countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Davis came to faith at age 28, while living in Germany and running an international business advisory group. He started writing two weeks later. Since that moment, writing has remained both a passion and a calling.
Davis wrote for nine years and completed seven books before his first was accepted for publication. During that time, he continued to work full-time in his business career, travelling to two and sometimes three countries every week. His first published book, The Presence, was released in 1990 and became a national bestseller.
Honored with four Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, his bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Warning, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt.
A sought-after speaker in the art of writing, Davis serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.
This was a very interesting book, not only the story but in the history that the author carefully and masterfully weaved throughout the story. The characters were engaging and I’m anxious to see how they develop in this series.
The story was primarily set on the Greek island of Patmos. The author gives us a story of broken dreams, danger, and hope. The story moved well as the author moved back and forth between Nick and Carey’s story and Dimitri’s story. I knew they would eventually intersect but I wasn’t sure how and what the outcome would be. There were some intense moments in the story.
The other aspect about the story is the history of Patmos and the its significance to Christianity. I had always thought of Patmos as being this deserted island in the middle of the ocean, not in the midst of other Greek islands. The author did a great job of using Carey to share her knowledge of scripture and history to talk about Patmos and John.
I enjoyed the characters as well. Each one of the main characters had interested aspects, whether it was Dimitri’s desire to provide for his family or Carey dealing with the hurts of her past. Nick was the hardest one for me to figure out as he tended to be quiet and the author didn’t let us in his head as much.
LOVED the ending and makes me want to read the next story in the series.
I would recommend this book to a friend. Especially those who like adventure and enjoy Biblical history in a contemporary setting.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.