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Friday, August 6, 2010
The Covenant of the Flame by David Morrell
I'm a huge Morrell fan but this one was just paint by numbers
No one writes books about a little guy vs. a vast conspiracy better than David Morrell. Morrell is one of the few authors that I will snatch up when I come across a new (or "new to me") title.
The Covenant of the Flame tries to go for that "on the run" feel that Morrell usually establishes, but it just comes off as more of a "paint by the numbers" effort. The DaVinci Code covers similar material but the The Covenant of the Flame is the more plausible and older of the two. That being said, Covenant still just doesn't have "it."
This is not a bad book per se and I certainly would encourage readers to read other Morrell books such as Extreme Denial and Desperate Measures to get a feel for what this author is truly capable of.
I rate this book 3 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: The Covenant of the Flame by David Morrell.
Reviewed on December 22, 2009.