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Here’s something you don’t see all that often: a successful writer hauling out one of his old books and rewriting it. The Quest, originally published as a mass-market paperback in 1975, was DeMille’s first novel. In some ways, it anticipated the current spate of thrillers whose plots involve a historical mystery, frequently with a religious component: a trio of journalists, covering the Ethiopian civil war, stumble onto what could be the key to one of history’s greatest puzzles, the location of the fabled Holy Grail. What’s especially interesting here is that the author has rewritten the book, apparently rather extensively (the original paperback edition ran to 255 pages, while the new galley circulated for review clocks in at nearly 460), but he hasn’t updated it. It’s still set in the mid-1970s, and it still feels like a book written at that time, although fans of the author’s recent work will note DeMille’s familiar deft characterizations and lively dialogue. A full-fledged new DeMille novel or a historical curiosity? You be the judge. --David Pitt --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I have read most of Nelson DeMille's books and am a real fan. This particular book took me a LONG time to read. I found it tedious and difficult to get through. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Glenn Laible
Excellent book, just like all of Nelson DeMille's books, very well written.Published 3 days ago by Jillde26
Interesting but it is taking me a long time to read it. Very disappointed. I love Nelson DeMille's books - usually fly thru them but it just isnt that interesting. Sorry.Published 7 days ago by Hiram
Nelson DeMille never disappoints. Another great read. Can't put his books down.Published 12 days ago by J. Masters