Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Constantine Conspiracy Review

Book: The Constantine Conspiracy
Author: Gary E. Parker
Publisher: Revell
Genre: Fiction-suspense
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3327-8

I recently received The Constantine Conspiracy by Gary E. Parker and couldn't put it down. It was refreshing to get out of the cliche romance novels for a bit and experience something with a bit of suspense and action. This book isn't as intense as some suspense novels that I have read, but it keeps you guessing and the plot is full of twists and turns to captivate its reader.

The Storyline: The story begins with Rick Carson, a man from one of the richest families in the world. His life is comfortable and exciting. He lacks for nothing and everything is going his way. However, when a disturbing murder invades his comfortable home, Rick's sense of security is shaken. Shannon Bridge, a simple park ranger, is the first responder to the murder scene and Rick senses there is more to her than meets the eye. When circumstances continually push Shannon and Rick together, Rick is forced to trust her despite the many secrets that cloak her identity. As they run from police, a dangerous assassin, and try to solve the mysterious murder, Rick and Shannon form a bond of trust and understanding.

What I liked about this book: I love a good thriller, and this one was no disappointment. Interesting, fast-paced, and unique, this has all the makings of a great story! My favorite aspect of the book was probably the assassin, of all people! I don't know if I have ever read a character quite so interesting. Nolan was a mixture of a well-mannered, disturbed, and yet civilized character. I found him intriguing and his character development was impeccable. He was definitely not your typical "bad guy" and I appreciated Gary's ability to make him unique and different. He is a character to be remembered.

What I didn't like about this book: There isn't much to say here. I found the end action scene to be a little bit corny and yet I don't think there was a way around it. It was just straight action for over a paragraph. I guess I felt it would have been stronger if it hadn't been as long-drawn out.

Who this book is good for: ANYONE! Really, this is a great gift for man or woman alike. It is a fantastic book for a rainy day or vacation. My only recommendation is to make sure you actually have the time to sit down and read it, because this is one book you won't want to put down!

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**I received a complimentary copy of this book through Baker Publishing Group

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