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This review is from: The Trinity Game (The Game Trilogy) (Paperback)
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Usually when a fiction book is nearly 450 pages, I expect to discover that the author simply wanted to see himself/herself write and they probably could have left out 50-75 pages without affecting the outcome of the book. My bad.........
Sean Chercover has written an interesting and fast-paced thriller that fills all 450 pages quite well.
Daniel Byrne is a Catholic priest assigned to the Vatican's Office of the Devil's Advocate (ODA), a department designed to debunk or verify so-called miracles which occur worldwide. Obviously the Vatican has a vested interest in ascertaining the integrity of miracles which occur on behalf of, or in violation of, the Church and its doctrine.
Byrne is ultimately assigned to investigate his evangelist uncle, Tim Trinity, at the behest of the ODA. Trinty, a southern tent preacher, has become a true "prophet" in the sense that he suddenly has the ability to accurately predict events ranging from the winner of sporting events to weather conditions to lottery numbers.
Ironically, Byren's skills at uncovering grifters who use religious-connected actions to scam true believers reinforces his concerns regarding his own religious beliefs, and he eagerly takes the assignment with the intention of debunking his uncle. That was the plan...
Chercover uses Byrne's personal struggles with reconciling with his uncle, his past, his religious convictions, and his personal feelings towards a former girlfriend to weave an easy-to-read book that frankly was hard to put down.
To provide further details would be unfair to the author. However, I found the book enjoyable and fair. I think it likely that Daniel Byrne is just getting started in uncovering the truth behind miracles and we will see him in futher adventures. I hope so.
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Initial post: Aug 8, 2012 9:34:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 8, 2012 9:35:19 AM PDT
Sharon E. Lamson says:
Excellent review. Gives enough of the book's flavor and plot to tantalize would-be readers without introducing either flagrant or subtle "spoilers."
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2012 6:57:13 PM PDT
Thank you. I believe reviews should reflect the reviewer's reactions to the story rather than summarize what is already on the back of the book. Your comments are appreciated.
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