Title: Killing Pythagoras
Author: Marcos Chicot
Publication Date: September 2013
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Genre: Fiction - Historical Thriller
Source: Review Copy from Author
philosopher Pythagoras, one of the most powerful political figures of
his time, is preparing to name a successor from among his grand masters
when a string of murders rocks the Pythagorean community. The killings,
each more baffling and unpredictable than the last, gradually unveil the
workings of a dark and powerful mind, more formidable than that of
Egyptian investigator Akenon and the
enigmatic Ariadne work to identify the murderer while at the same time
coming to terms with their own tumultuous relationship. The challenge
they face is one in which the ghosts of the past are interwoven with the
sinister threats of the present: a challenge from which it seems
impossible they will escape alive.
Killing Pythagoras, based on
real-life historical events, will plunge readers into an apparently
unsolvable mystery. Readers will unearth cryptic clues and come face to
face with some of the most unnerving characters ever to appear in the
pages of fiction: Glaucus the Sybarite, the gruesome Boreas, the
vengeful Cylon, and above all, the mysterious stranger who wields his
prodigious capabilities to sow death. (Goodreads Synopsis)
Killing Pythagoras took me a long time to read, but that was simply due to time constrictions on my part and nothing to do with the readability of the book.
Overall, I found this an entertaining and engaging read. The main characters were well-drawn and likeable and the action moved at a good pace, especially for so long a book. I never felt bogged down by the page count and my interest was held from start to finish.
This book has an interesting concept and if you like thrillers with a bit of history and mystery thrown in then this book is certainly worth checking out.