Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Deep Context by Christopher Dewey

Title:  Deep Context
Series:  A Tom Cochran Mystery
Author:  Christopher Dewey
Published:  January 3/15
Length:  160pgs
Genre:  mystery/suspense
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Nautical archaeologist Tom Cochran makes a startling discovery during a routine dive in the Gulf of Mexico. The context of the mystery wreck is perplexing until he enlists the help of a woman from his past whose special skills unlock important clues and old desires. Their hunt for a connection between the sleepy town of Pensacola, Florida and the chaos of the closing days of the Second World War threatens to unravel a bygone conspiracy. Each shocking revelation leads them closer to a truth that’s worth killing to protect.

My Review:

Dewey’s realistic, factual approach to writing had me hooked from the 1st page. The mix of Nazi history and modern marine archaeology is enhanced with the suspense and creativity of the novel. The technical terms with regards to the military, archaeology, & all things marine were an added bonus. Dewey uses them naturally, without talking down to his audience or making the story impalpable. The well written, well thought out plot had me on pins and needles throughout. Suspense and mystery rule the day. I definitely couldn’t put this one down.

This author has created some engaging characters to carry the story forward. The multifaceted character development allowed me to really get to know them. They were also enjoyable individuals that I enjoyed getting to know, who really carried the story forward well.

Dewey had me hooked from the moment I read the back cover blurb. What’s between the covers definitely didn’t disappoint either. This was a captivating, enriching novel full of satisfying twists and turns.

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