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The Patmos deception
Bunn, T. Davis, 1952- , author.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
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327 pages ; 22 cm
"In the Greek Islands, three distinctive individuals uncover a plot to plunder religious treasures and unite in a quest that has implications more far-reaching than they know"--
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An Ancient Island Holds an Ancient Secret . . .

Nick Hennessy, a young Texas journalist yearning for his big break, finds himself in Europe--his assignment, to investigate the alarming disappearance of invaluable Grecian antiquities. Nick has the credentials--and cover ID--to unearth the truth. And he knows just the researcher to help him...
Carey Mathers, fresh from her studies in forensic archeology, has accepted a job with the prestigious Athens Institute for Antiquities--a dream come true, really, particularly when the Greek isle of Patmos, where the Apostle John received his vision of the Apocalypse, was a particular focus of her research.
Dimitri Rubinos, for whom the Greek islands represent his life, holds on by his fingernails to the family charter boat business. But his country's economic chaos isn't the only thing that has turned his world on its head...

Author Notes

Davis Bunn is pseudonym used by T. Davis Bunn. Bunn was born in 1952 in North Carolina. He had a finance career that took him around the globe until his first novel, The Presence, was released in 1990. The book became a national bestseller. He has written under the names of Davis Bunn as well as Thomas Locke and Cameron Wolfe.

Bunn is a much sought-after speaker for the art of writing and he serves as a Writer in Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

"Bunn-ies" have come to expect the Christy Hall of Famer's globe-trotting novels to include an antiquities expert and a historical set of twists to complement a romantic relationship between strong male and female characters. This one fits the bill. Carey Mathers is a recently graduated forensic archeologist who abruptly loses a new job in Greece when the research foundation mysteriously shuts down. After she meets up with old family friend and journalist Nicholas Hennessy, the two of them join Dimitri Roubinos, a sailor who is contemplating smuggling to make a living, to unravel the mystery of disappearing religious artifacts from the island of Patmos. Carey gives readers plenty of biblical, historical background from the period surrounding John the Apostle's exile there. The romance between Carey and Nicholas is richly textured with spirituality. While characters in Bunn's previous novels have been more diverse than these two Texans meeting up in Greece, it's still a great story that bridges ancient life 20 centuries ago with a brilliant mystery plot and plenty of regional charm. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.