Setting: Greece and surrounding Mediterranean area
That got me right there. I would love to go to the Mediterranean someday (I may have to learn how to spell it correctly first)! I enjoyed picturing the island of Patmos, Cyprus and cruising the Aegean Sea. Plus, I have always enjoyed Mr. Bunn’s writing.
The story is set just after the Greek economic crisis takes place and gives us just a little hint of how devastating that event was (and is) to the people of Greece. Carey Mathers is finally following her dream and has accepted a position at the Institute of Antiquities only to discover a locked gate when she finally arrives. She is swept up in Greek hospitality and taken care of until Nick Hennessy shows up, her childhood friend and crush. He offers her a job, but not his heart and she accepts.
The two of them investigate the disappearance of Greek antiquities and get caught up in a dangerous smuggling ring along with a newly minted, honest Greek smuggler. Dmitri Rubinos is a bit of a conundrum but I’ll leave that little piece for you to read for yourself.
There is some danger, a hint of romance, some broken hearts and some history to discover in the pages of The Patmos Deception. A pleasant read by a cozy fire on a cold winter afternoon!
The Patmos Deception has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.