BOOK REVIEW: EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE
Extraordinary people are sometimes referred to as people that value themselves above the law. And some of the extraordinary people we meet in this novel value themselves among all others.
Peter May has written an excellent novel that will keep you in suspense all the way.
Enzo Macleod is a biologist teaching in Toulouse. He lives with his beautiful daughter Sophie whose mother died in childbirth. Enzo had a brilliant career in forensics back in Scotland but when he fell in love with Sophie's mother he left his wife and young daughter Kristy and went to live in France. Kristy has never forgiven him for this act, which haunts Enzo, but he can find no way to mend the damage.
Jacques Gaillard was a brilliant teacher who trained some of the best and brightest but vanished into thin air, supposedly in Paris, ten years ago. Enzo accepts a bet that he can apply new science to an old case and find out what happened to Jacques Gaillard.
Enzo visits Paris and meets with Roger Raffin, the author of a book on seven celebrated unsolved murders. Enzo needs Raffin's notes and gaining these he starts his search.
This search leads him on a tour of many landmarks including the Paris catacombs. But as he searches others join him in the quest. Some want him to succeed and others are dead set against Enzo finding out the truth behind Gaillard's disappearance.
This very descriptive book gives you a good picture of the characters and the various parts of France Enzo visits to seek the whereabouts of Gaillard or his body. Hopefully Peter May will follow-up this book with future adventures of Enzo MacLeod.
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID
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