Special Police Officer Lt. Norman Blalock, who has been guarding the treasures of the Folger Shakespeare Library for 25 years, has been coerced into a plot to heist from the Folger Museum “the most mysterious book in the world,” the Voynich Manuscript, on loan from Yale University. Under threat of suffering the consequences of their involvement in the botched plot to heist another priceless artifact from the Folger underground bank vault several months earlier, Blalock and his partner-in-crime Kavitha Netram are once again under the thumb of nefarious businessman Rupert Whyte and have no choice but to play along.
The Voynich Gambit is a thrilling, compelling, multi-layered, fast-paced novel that kept me hooked and intrigued from beginning to end! This book is phenomenal, and I genuinely mean that; this book is not your typical mystery/suspense novel, it is so much more than general fiction; instead, it is a multi-layered novel which takes an intricate look into the life of a Special Police Officer and his incredible talent. Reading about the protagonist of this story, Norman Blalock (the police officer), was thrilling because the more we learn the more the pace picks up, and this is one of the many reasons why I would implore you lovely readers to read this brilliant novel!
The Voynich Gambit is a multi-layered mystery that takes the reader on a shocking, compelling journey. It follows the life of the protagonist, Normal Blalock who guards treasures at the esteemed Folger Shakespeare Library, located in Washington, D.C. He is no rookie as he has served here for 25 years and although he usually stays out of trouble, he is not this time as he soon finds himself being drawn into a dangerous heist to still the most mysterious book in the world… the Voynich Manuscript. This book lovers is the premise of this sensational book, but so much more happens in the novel so please, read this book to find out more!
The story of The Voynich Gambit is electric. As you read it you will undoubtedly feel a sense of urgency to reach the end. The reader is immediately thrust into the thick of the story, and I have to say that I loved this! I loved how the author of this excellent novel, Quintin Peterson places the reader in the midst of the drama…this is how it should be with mystery/suspense novels! I loved being in the middle of the action and drama, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. As well as the nonstop action I was enthralled thanks to the novels numerous twists and turns, Peterson continually keeps the reader guessing, and for that I admire him!
Quintin Peterson is a talented writer who knows how to grasp the reader’s attention. To say I was enthralled by this book is an understatement, I loved everything about it! I loved the story, as well as the brilliant characters and lastly, I adored Peterson’s beautiful, descriptive writing. His words flowed effortlessly from page to page, as you reached the end of one page and one chapter, he would write something which made you turn the page with haste. This is the definition of an excellent writer; a great writer compels the reader to read, they make the reader not want to put the book down or look at the page number and Peterson surely done this.
To conclude my thoughts on this brilliant novel, if you are looking for an intelligent mystery that will keep you entertained from beginning to end then this book is perfect for you! It has everything you would want and more in a compelling mystery, and so, I have no choice but to give this excellent book Five Stars!
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