Book Review – The Righteous Men by Sam Bourne

 

Sypnosis : Someone is murdering good people. Why? This is a blisteringly high-concept serial killer thriller combined with a delicious religious conspiracy theory from a hot new British talent. A pimp is found dead in a rough New York neighbourhood. A far-right extremist is fatally shot at his remote log cabin outside Seattle. An eighteen-year-old computer hacker is murdered on his way home from working at a call centre in India. One thing unites these victims. All had, at some point in their largely wasted and grubby lives, performed an act of exceptional goodness. Someone is murdering good people. Why? For rookie journalist Will Monroe, in his first week on the crime beat for the “New York Times”, the story is a gift, the launch pad for a glittering career. But then his wife Beth is kidnapped, and the riddle becomes personal. When he starts receiving cryptic messages from the kidnappers, who warn him not to involve the police, Will realizes he needs serious help. The rebellious ex-girlfriend he hasn’t seen for five years might be the person Will least wants to see right now, but he knows that if anyone can break the kidnappers’ code, it’s her. And if TC can help save Beth then he has no alternative but to beg for her help. But as Will and TC piece together the clues, it becomes apparent that the kidnappers are motivated by a far higher calling than simple greed…

Well this book makes for a good read though it only really gripped me in the last two chapters.  There are subtle simliarities, though a much lighter and different plot to that of  Da Vinci Code.  Overall it is still a good book though I find the ending that reasons and actions of the ‘Group’ responsible for the killings a tad far fetched.

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