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I think he meant to say Oedipus
on 14 February 2015
I had a sinking feeling when this book referred to <<Odysseus>> solving the riddle of the Sphinx. If you're going to allude to classical mythology, it's not much effort to get it right. After all, thesedays one only has to Google it.
The Geneva Deception (could have been a Ludlum title) reminded me strongly of a James Bond story. Same implausible plot, same 2-d characters. I could easily have forgiven that on the grounds that it's only a bit of fun and not half as serious as it takes itself, were it not for the fact that the writing so frequently staggers under the weight of its own prolixity.
There are times when “He crashed through the door, gun in hand.” works better than “He crashed peremptorily through the well-made, oak-panelled door, the cold steel of his gun gleaming maliciously in his bronzed, muscular yet strangely graceful hand.”