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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Extraordinary People

Extraordinary People by Peter May.

Hardcover: 382 pages
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press;(November 30, 2006)
ISBN-10: 1590583353


Amazon Review:

What has happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher who trained some of France's best and brightest at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration as future Prime Ministers and Presidents vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. Talk about your cold case.

The mystery inspires a bet, one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland can ill afford to lose. The wager is that Enzo can find out what happened to Jacques Gaillard by applying new science to an old case.

Enzo comes to Paris to meet journalist Roger Raffin, the author of a book on seven celebrated unsolved murders, the assumption being that Gaillard is dead. He needs Raffin's notes. And armed with these, he begins his quest. It quickly has him touring landmarks such as the Paris catacombs and a chateau in Champagne, digging up relics and bones. Yes, Enzo finds Jacques Gaillard's head. The artifacts buried with the skull set him to interpreting the clues they provide and to following in someone's footsteps--maybe more than one someone--after the rest of Gaillard. And to reviewing some ancient and recent history. As with a quest, it's as much discovery as detection. Enzo proves to be an ace investigator, scientific and intuitive, and, for all his missteps, one who hits his goals including a painful journey toward greater self-awareness.

Wow, if you like fast moving  detective work, this is the book for you!   

I liked that it was a cold case being solved.  There were "obvious clues" along the way.  They would  have taken me forever to figure out, but of course, Enzo and his growing group around him seem to figure them out in nothing flat! 

The book was different from what I am used to but since once I start one of these books, I "must" know "who done it"! lol
It's a good quick read and one you'd most likely enjoy.


Blogger Cath said...

And I did enjoy this one... and book 2. He's such a good writer.

5:37 PM  

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