Tuesday, August 18, 2015
"Eight days a week." Song lyrics
Eve is a painter and one of her paintings, titled "Guilt" promotes blasphemy, according to the cult.
In this multi layered story, there is travel from such places as England, Paris, Tel Aviv and Scotland as Jane and her group of good people oppose Jack Millet and members of Sang Noir- a cult that deals back to the time of Christ.
There is good suspense in the story that should be read slowly in order to get the various meanings and spiritual elements. However, I did find difficulty in a couple of areas although I was reading much of the story while in the hospital so the problem may be with me. My reading difficulties were with the great number of characters, there were times when I wasn't sure who was speaking and I had to go back to an earlier time to learn the identification of a speaker. Also, some of the characters just appeared in a paragraph without identification or background, just their name.
The forces of good vs.evil did remind me of "The Stand," which I believe is Stephen King's best novel.
I do enjoy Iris Johansen and look forward to reading more of her novels but this book just missed the mark with me.