All the Diamonds in the World
The world of Byzantine Icon hunting is brought to life here by Mark Guscin. A scholar’s life is a lonely one, surrounded by books, manuscripts, and monks so when a beautiful, driven woman walks into the life of a middle-aged historian, things will never be the same again.
After the runaway success of The DaVinci Code, there have been a multitude of thrillers with a religious basis; All The Diamonds In The World falls into that category and there’s no denying it is a page turner with some incredible accuracy to its history. Descriptions in some areas of the book will make you wish you had your passport to hand, some spare time, and a wad of cash to spend to get the next plane ticket to Greece.
There are one or two ‘nit-pick’ issues with repetition of words ‘one day’ for instance, and some punctuation errors—a professional editor’s eye would be of benefit before a second print run. While the insertion of the events in history is brilliant, these could be spread out a little more throughout the book perhaps, to make a more varied read.
Huge potential with this story and I wish it luck and success.