Sunday, 20 February 2011

THRILLER REVIEW: The Rome Prophecy - Jon Trace

Release Date: 03/02/11


A woman has been arrested on the streets of Rome. She's young. She's beautiful. She's covered in blood. And she claims to be on the run from a mighty power that centuries ago brought the eternal city to its knees. Ex-priest Tom Shaman teams up with a headstrong policewoman to unravel the mystery. But within Rome's churches and corridors of power, stealthy enemies are conspiring against them. And someone is re-enacting sinister legends from the city's bloody past...Loaded with action that rockets from gothic plazas through majestic cathedrals and into the vast catacombs lurking beneath the city, this electrifying thriller will dazzle fans of Dan Brown and Chris Kuzneski.


I love a great mystery, one that gives you puzzles that intrigue as well as befuddle, mix a bit of hidden sects and wraps it up with great characters as well as life and death situations. That’s exactly what you get in this, the second thriller by Jon Trace and one that demonstrates what a cracking author he is with a great sense of pace. The book has great action sequences, has wonderful emotional context and when wrapped up at its conclusion with a twist that will leave the reader wondering what exactly he has in store next for the stories two principle characters. All in a fun read and one that whilst taking a good few hours to complete felt that it just rushed by.

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