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A thrilling ride, but plot problems in many places
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2018
This novel was a heavy mix of good and bad. It was certainly entertaining and made for compulsive reading. The story was full of information regarding genetics with a few assumptions on historical events and periods and, most importantly, it was a thrilling ride. However, the plot had tremendous holes everywhere. For instance, a character is trapped in a room with her bodyguard holding off intruders outside the door. The next chapter, she is in another country without explaining how the entire team had extricated themselves from the dilemma. At another point, a man is killed in a holy place with the team members the only witnesses as to what had happened. The next we see of these people, they are in another country without it being explained how they were able to avoid being held by law enforcement. I admit that these explanations would have slowed down the plotting, but they are necessary. It is as if the author came to a full stop before the hurdle, then just walked around it. I will be reading the next volume, due out this month, simply because the storyline was pretty riveting.