And “interesting” is certainly the most appropriate adjective
for Gary’s work, and he clearly loves what he writes about, involving
meticulous and conscientious research.
There’s a great appendix at the end of this book, in which Gary shares an
insight into how he works as an author, and the diligent loyalty to his subject
matter is clear; he is knowledgeable in everything he writes about, and crafts
his stories with the authenticity of an authority in the clergy, the mafia, the
Masters of fine art, classical music and special forces operatives. There is something a touch darker about this
book than the others, the characters more villainous and the threat more violent
and closer to home; it is a very good and very worthy instalment to the series,
adding a welcome change of direction, yet retaining its usual elements of high-level
criminality involving the Catholic Church, this time spanning several centuries.
I like Gary and his writing a great deal. It is well presented, entertaining and intriguing
Sunday afternoon mystery, and his intellect shines through, treating his
reading audience like grown-ups, which I always appreciate.
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