Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Cana Mystery by David Beckett

The Cana Mystery is an end of the world prophecy story, which must be stopped at all costs by the main characters scenario.

The premise itself is interesting, but a lot of the Jewel of the Nile type scenes range from unbelievable to impossible.

There are many historical references and stories during the telling of the tale. Sometimes they seem like fillers and at other times they fit snugly into the storyline.

Personally I think, although Beckett has written his main character as a know-it-all bottomless pit of factual historical knowledge, it is often to the detriment of the story. There are just so many off shoots in various directions that it detracts from the actual storyline.

The connections, abilities and resources of the helping hackers was often far-fetched. There was simply no difficult situation Ava and Paul couldn't escape from. That made it all a little predictable.

What I can't fault is Beckett's energetic pace and zest or his enthusiasm. It is certainly full from start to end of historical tidbits and facts.
I received a copy of this courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher.

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