Thursday 24 July 2014

Book Review: The Wormwood Code (Barney Thomson Novella) by Douglas Lindsay

Title: The Wormwood Code (Barney Thomson Novella #4)
Author: Douglas Lindsay
Blasted Heath
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 228
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Genre: Fiction
Source: Bought Copy

 It is the spring of 2005, and Britain is in the grip of election fever.

The young, dashing Prime Minister – with two general election victories already under his belt, as well as successful and entirely legitimate military campaigns in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan – is up against an actual descendent of Count Dracula in the race to lead the country....
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I ended up reading this story out of chronological order since I couldn't find any notes to tell me where it fit in the canon.

I found The Wormwood Code to be an entertaining novella, but I thought it lacked the spark of some of the other stories, perhaps because Barney only really had a supporting role and did not get highly involved in the action. If you are already a fan of the series, you will enjoy this installment. If you are new to the adventures of Barney Thomson, I'd suggested beginning with The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson.

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