Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Book Review: The Extraordinary Temptation by Patrick McCusker

by M. J. Joachim

In a murder mystery tale that spans across several continents, delves into 2,000 year old mysteries and concludes with futuristic prophecy and miracles, The Extraordinary Temptation by Patrick McCusker took me on a journey that was not only intense, but downright scary at times. This one kept my eyes open, opting to read the next chapter in hopes things would settle down before I went to sleep at night.

A religious thriller, but no, that’s not right. The story unraveled between these pages was far more dramatic than that, as it ferreted around international politics, invaded the Vatican and messed with the spiritual psyche of anyone daring to read it. Is cloning truly that dynamic, to the extent that scientific control only goes so far, and where it doesn’t go - has no capability of going, the spiritual realm takes over opting to invade the very real and complex world of humanity?

Psychological thriller, mind games, historical fiction…I don’t care how you label this book, it’s one that promises to shed new insight into the present and future world as we know it, forcing us to contemplate the what if’s, how’s, when’s, where’s, why’s and who’s, the very powerful world leaders, as well as those with all the money who sometimes pull their strings. It’s one that takes us back in time, reminding us of where we come from and the historical significance of everything that’s happened since the beginning of the world as we know it.

There were a very few minor typos, nothing worth noting, but since my goal is to provide a balanced review need to be mentioned in this post. Other than that, the research, backdrop, transitions and overall storyline were intelligent, intense and worthy of being praised. Over and over again, I kept saying to myself, “How does an author come up with this stuff? Who would think to write a story like this?” We know the answer, because Mr. McCusker did, and he did it very well too.

If you enjoyed this review and appreciate my efforts to share quality books with you here on this blog, promoting authors and helping them spread the word about their work, please share this post and pass it around. I’m sure there are lots of people who will want to read The Extraordinary Temptation, a book I gave a free book promo to prior to reading it, thanks to Mr. McCusker for sending me the necessary information and details.

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M. J.

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