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Easy Enough Read
on 18 November 2009
I found this book to be an easy enough read. It is also a very quick read. Like all books in the religious thriller genre, there is plenty of action, a conspiracy, the badies (typically evil and ultimately stupid) and the evil Catholic Church (well not the Church itself, but people within it). Also, there is the ubiquitous missing scroll or codex that gives the true origin of Christianity, or some other shocking secret. In this case, the author follows the often tread route of the Cathars and their mysterious treasure at Montsegur. I won't add anymore so as to not ruin the story for potential readers. Finally, in common with other similar books, the quest is led by a male-female partnership - in this case Chris Bronson and his ex-wife Angela.
As far as the plot goes, it is reasonably written, mostly well-paced and has frequent action scenes. However, there is not enough characterisation, nor is much information given about the characters, their backgrounds or motives - in particular the protagonist, Chris Bronson, needs more padding out. Bronson is an engaging character whom I would have liked to have seen developed beyond the have-a-go hero type.
A simple enough book to read, there is just about enough here for me to recommend it and for me to want to read the next book by the author.