Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Witch of Babylon (review)
About the book:
John Madison is reeling from the death of his brother, but he soon finds out that he’s left quite the legacy. An art dealer, John is caught up in a deadly puzzle–he must locate a lost treasure before an unknown enemy defeats him. Alchemy and the Mesopotamian cult of Istar, as well as the looting of the Baghdad Museum, are just some of the elements in this fast paced thriller that spans both ancient history, and modern day.
Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, Amber Room by Steve Berry
About the author:
D.J. (Dorothy) McIntosh is a Toronto based writer of novels and short mystery fiction. She is a member of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies and a strong supporter of the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders. The Witch of Babylon won the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished Crime Novel.
* This book sounded like the perfect read for Mr. OHM, so I handed the reigns over to him for this one!*
Here are his thoughts:
"I was pleasantly surprised when i read Witch of Babylon by DJ McIntosh. Reading her book reminded me of the mystery stories that I love, such as Indiana Jones or National Treasure. It was the sense of adventure, danger, puzzles that needed to be solved and characters that ranged from good to pure evil that kept me going page after page despite time ticking by in reality. The main character, John Madison, is an every mans hero who has his flaws, which makes him easy to relate to and experience the journey along side him. I also found the history in the book to be in depth enough for the story but not too much as to distract from the action. I look forward to reading another of McIntosh's book with a child-like sense of curiousity of what she will do next."
Penguin Group Canada is calling this one their Big Summer Read! So make sure to check out the Witch of Babylon website! and author JD McIntosh on Twitter and Facebook!
*Thanks so much to Penguin Canada for giving us the chance to review this great book! We received this book for free in exchange for our honest review!*