by Christine King – This is an action adventure that fans of conspiracy theories will really enjoy. It has all the elements of a great romp: a hot-but-damaged and kick-ass female protagonist; a hot-but-damaged and kick-ass male protagonist; a thoroughly despicable villain who has personal-and-twisted history with the female lead; a sunken submarine loaded with gold and secret papers; a cabal of unscrupulous and power-hungry men who are key members of a cabal that has been pulling the strings on the world’s history for generations; and some sexual/romantic overtones that keep the whole story from becoming too dry and impersonal.
The novel features flashbacks from WWII that round out and support the underlying plot points, while also lending historical context and pathos.
A fun read. (finished 12/9/2012)