Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Columbus Affair

Chosen. The formula that Steve Berry has used in his prior novels has been to take a few historical facts and weave them into a modern adventure story, led by a strong protagonist. Berry left behind his familiar protagonist, Cotton Malone, in writing his latest novel, The Columbus Affair, and gave us a weaker lead, Tom Sagan who has been chosen to carry out a particular mission. The historical tidbits involve threads of speculation that Christopher Columbus was Jewish, and that he buried precious objects in the New World to protect them from harm. Berry inundates readers with lots of characters and he flits the action between present and past to relieve developing boredom. Readers looking for light entertainment and who like a busy plot and a large cast of characters are those most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase The Columbus Affair from

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