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Mystery, Sam Bourne, Thriller

The Last Testament

Cover of "The Last Testament"

Cover of The Last Testament

This is again a thriller of Sam Bourne. The Last Testament had more similarities to Dan Brown’s than the Righteous Men. Being the great fan of Dan Brown’s works, I obviously liked this book.

The story set on the background of the peace talks between Israel and Palestine. There was one right wing man, Shimon Guttman, who claimed he has information that could change the whole process, shot dead. This followed by search for the information and what it revealed whether this helped on the peace process etc.

The story had the speed that makes you glued to the book except for few chapters. One thing I liked is the fact that the leading characters are not somebody who knows all the things already. They just search and find the information unlike Dan Brown’s.

The important thing I missed in the Righteous Men was the descriptions of the places the way Brown does. In this novel, he corrected it. His descriptions of Jerusalem and the important places in the city is awesome that I could clearly imagine the things.

Also in this novel, the antagonist was kept in the Grey area in which someone can argue he is right in what he was doing.

I could guess what the mystery could be, in the middle way only. But I cannot blame the author for this. That is the only way you could end the story. But this mystery is just like the Holy Grail mystery in the Da Vinci Code. The mystery has nothing to do with the thrill the story offers.

As I said, though the story decelerating at some places, it is taking the top gear towards the second half. The pace is too high that you hardly let the book down in the second half of the story.

Definitely a great read for Dan Brown fans. Overall I could give this book ★★★☆☆


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பக்கத்தில் இருப்பவன் கூட கண்டுகொள்ளாதது தெரிந்தும், உலகமே தன்னை கவனிப்பதாக நினைத்துக்கொண்டு ஒவ்வொரு காரியத்தையும் பார்த்து பார்த்து செய்யும் உங்களில் ஒருவன்..


3 thoughts on “The Last Testament

  1. hmmm.. heard a lot about Sam Bourne’s novels.. should read them 🙂

    good review 🙂

    Posted by kanagu | January 13, 2011, 2:25 pm


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