I have always been one for great jigsaw puzzles. I started off small when I was young and as I got older, gradually worked my way up to more intricate and difficult creations. I would spend hours in my basement putting them together bit by bit, sitting on top of our pool table because that was the only place they would fit by then.
The lure of the jigsaw puzzle, at least for me, was finding that one piece I was looking for to eventually bring me to the final design. I always knew what the final design was, of course, because it was right on the box that I had bought. But what if I didn't know what the final construction was? Wouldn't they be that much more exciting?
John C. Stipa has provided me with my greatest puzzle adventure to date. No Greater Sacrifice is packed with intricately woven clues that are so fantastically put together, I'm left in awe from how John was able to piece it all together so smoothly.
The use of ancient artifacts, famous heroes and heroines, moving tombstones that uncover secret caverns, and codes used to unlock mysteries, made me feel that I was in an Indiana Jones or National Treasure movie. No Greater Sacrifice was filled with non-stop action as each clue that was uncovered led to another, until reaching the exhilarating climax, finally allowing you to release your pent-up breath.
The characters in the book were absolutely perfect. The main characters, Renee and David, were hilarious with their witty dialogue. The heated attraction for each other was timed and detailed flawlessly throughout the book. Renee was my favorite type of strong-willed female character. Finally, the evil antagonists carried the perfect opposing muscle to make Renee and David's adventures treacherous.
No Greater Sacrifice was by far, one of my favorite reads of 2010. I highly recommend this book to all of you adventure lovers.
LJ of Reader Recommended