Friday, August 5, 2016

Review of Cutting the Gordian Knot - The Final Solution by Kevin Marsh

Two months after their disastrous holiday, Orlagh and Jerry are at home in Ireland recovering from their terrifying ordeal. The Belgae Torc is at last on display at the National Museum and Orlagh is under increasing pressure to divide her time between her work at the museum and heading up an archaeological dig in County Meath. She is convinced that an ancient battle between Iron Age tribes took place here and is determined to prove her theory, but as archaeologists begin to unearth the truth, they are faced with some unexpected surprises. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Jack Harrington is making discoveries of his own and finds himself juggling personal and professional commitments. His organisation is still recovering from recent events in the Mediterranean and is loathed to be drawn into another deadly conflict, but like it or not, there are unresolved issues that cannot be avoided. The Phoenix Legion is about to implement the final phase of its master plan and this time Schiffer is convinced that nothing can stop him from realising his goal. With the past merging with the present, the elements of a deadly conclusion are finally coming together. Will history repeat itself or can another worldwide catastrophe be avoided?
  
  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Paragon Publishing (14 July 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 178222470X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782224709

Cutting the Gordian Knot is a well thought out end to the trilogy. Author, Kevin Marsh does a wonderful job with the varied storylines including chapters on World War II, Hitlerian events. I found that part of the book intriguing.  

My favorite couple are the characters Orlagh and Jerry. They are so good together and good for each other. I have always enjoyed the way Kevin brings them together and keeps their relationship interesting by creating tension and passion!  

There is plenty of history to do with The Celts, i.e. many terrific chapters centered around an ancient object called a, 'Torc' as well as actual Druids who appear out of the mists.  Well, you'll have to read it for yourself but Kevin does such a fine job not only giving the story a believable and interesting ending but the characters come full circle as well. It is not just tied up nicely with a big red bow, Cutting the Gordian Knot is a finely crafted, beautifully written, adventurous ending to a trilogy I thoroughly enjoyed.  

I appreciated a quirky, mysterious character named, 'Pixie Lee'.  She is a online friend of Jerry's that has maintained a friendship throughout the trilogy. She is very funny and very smart. A good person to have in your corner when you need some top secret information shared privately.  Kevin brings her out of her shell a bit more and as usual the dialogue scene's are very funny! 

Take heed and do not worry I believe you can read this as a stand alone novel. If you have not read the previous two books,  you should be able to enjoy it nonetheless.  

I look forward to more books from author, Kevin Marsh. I have always enjoyed his writing style and humor.

To purchase in the United States, Amazon  and to purchase in the United Kingdom, Amazon UK 


2 comments:

Kevin Marsh said...

Hello Kimberly,

Thank you for this masterly crafted review.
I'm so glad you like this the last book in the Torc Trilogy.
I'm not certain however that I'm done with Orlagh and Jerry, so there could be another adventure waiting to be told in the future.

Kimberly Eve said...

Hi Kevin,
Now, just the aspect of future novels with Orlagh and Jerry make me happy.
Thanks so much for leaving a comment and stopping by!

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