Friday, December 19, 2008
The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry
The Charlemagne Pursuit continues the adventures of Cotton Malone, former Justice Department agent, although without some of his usual sidekicks. The basic plot is pretty intriguing as Malone seeks to find out what really happened to his father whose submarine was lost in 1971. There is a mystery that needs to be solved, a conspiracy that needs to be stopped, some dirty politicians who need to be exposed, some truly despicable folks who need to be, well, shot, and some wonders that are waiting to be discovered. All in all, it's a pretty fun read if you don't think too hard about the details. I must say I thought the whole Oberhauser family and their side-plot was a waste of my reading time. Puh-leez. If you like books like The DaVinci Code or have read Berry's previous works, you will enjoy this one.