Started off well as an interesting puzzle being solved from a desk in Rome – I preferred that to when it degenerated into a boy’s own action-adventure tale in the second half. The solution to the puzzle was indeed quite interesting, it was played out well and there were lots of delightful details and scenes here but the book as a whole missed the mark for me. I expected better really.
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This was borrowed. This was a paperback.