Monday, February 16, 2015

{Kregel Blog Tour} The Babylon Contingency by Clifford Longley

Book Description:  A riveting international adventure-mystery
Investigating a burglary at an English country house, Detective Chief Inspector Robbie Peele comes face to face with one of the most mysterious objects in world archaeology, the Phaestos Disk—and with the Middle Eastern terrorist cell determined to steal it.
The vital clue is a long abandoned Muslim village in Crete, where a Victorian gentleman explorer witnessed horrors that were meant to be secret and recorded what he saw in coded diaries. Seeking the truth about the Phaestos Disk, Peele and his assistant, Sarah Shipton, are on the cusp of solving the mystery when they are caught in an ancient Egyptian burial chamber during an earthquake.
In the end Peele has to ask far harder questions than simply who committed the original burglary. The origins of the Phaestos Disk are inextricably bound up with the Middle East peace process in ways that frustrate and astound him.
My Thoughts:  Clifford Longley is a new author to me and then I realized why...this is not a Christian novel, although it’s distributed in the USA by a Christian publisher. It’s not exactly anti-Christian either. Except if you are looking for a christian read you will find murders, adultery, same-sex relationships, drinking, swearing, blasphemy which are in a non-perfect, non christian society.  
Well, with that said, I found the book to be ho-hum.  It was a disappointing read since there was no "real" action...just rather humdrum, run.of.the.mill.type.action.  There are quite a few British cultural references which weren't hard too understand. 
The story line just wasn't very interesting and I found the book to be somewhat boring.  
*This book was provided for review by Kregel Publications*
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Fiction; 1st New edition edition (October 30, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782641203
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782641209

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