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Friday, July 22, 2011

All Cry Chaos - Review

All Cry Chaos (Mystery)
By Leonard Rosen
ISBN #978-1-57962-222-0
The Permanent Press
Price: $29.00
330 Pages
Release Date: September 2011
Rating: 5-Stars

“Leonard Rosen weaves a web of mystery with many surprising twists!”

For Interpol Agent, Henri Poincare, assigned to Amsterdam during the WTO Meeting, a mysterious explosion in a hotel brings him into a case that takes him across Europe and the United States in an investigation that will task his endurance. A distinguished mathematician appears to have been assassinated on the eve of speaking at the WTO. To complicate matters, a religious cult is preaching the End of Days, while a prisoner locked up behind bars threatens Poincare’s family in France. It appears that two forces may be after secrets the mathematician had on a computer hard drive.

This is an international mystery with a complicated plot and many unexpected twists. The author gives the reader a nice word picture of the many locales visited. The characters were interesting, and though I enjoyed Henri Poincare, I would have preferred to see more of his assistant in action. There were some problems with the story; too much of the action takes place off screen, and we only hear about it. Plus, there were many points when the story slowed down a bit too much. However, over all, this is an outstanding read, and I think the mystery fan will enjoy the complicated plot and fine characters.

Tom Johnson, Editor
Detective Mystery Stories

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