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Against the Brotherhood: A Mycroft Holmes Novel, Book 1 | [Quinn Fawcett]

Against the Brotherhood: A Mycroft Holmes Novel, Book 1

Acknowledged by Sherlock Holmes himself as the smarter brother, and gifted with even greater powers of observation than the famous consulting detective, Mycroft Holmes appears in only four stories in the Canon and remains an enigmatic figure wrapped in the mysteries of international politics and conspiracies. Now, in Against the Brotherhood, we learn of Mycroft's secrets throught the eyes of his new secretary, Patterson Guthrie.
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Acknowledged by Sherlock Holmes himself as the smarter brother, and gifted with even greater powers of observation than the famous consulting detective, Mycroft Holmes appears in only four stories in the Canon and remains an enigmatic figure wrapped in the mysteries of international politics and conspiracies.

Now, in Against the Brotherhood, we learn of Mycroft's secrets throught the eyes of his new secretary, Patterson Guthrie. Guthrie's upper-class education has not prepared him for the rough-and-tumble world of international politics, nor for his encounters with the beautiful and cunning Miss Gatspy, thief, spy, assassin - whatever the situation calls for. Mycroft is revealed to be a vigorous player at world politics and international skulduggery. Against the Brotherhood is full of attempted assassinations, secret spymasters, anarchist cabals, concealed identities, double- and triple-agents, burglary, and sabotage, all done in true Conan Doyle style.

©1997 Quinn Fawcett (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Cynthia 05-26-13
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    "Intriguing story"

    The plot was just twisted enough to keep me wanting more. How wonderful to listen to Mycroft and his machinations for the "government".

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Henya Philadelphia, PA, United States 06-12-13
    Henya Philadelphia, PA, United States 06-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Highly improbable and painfully boring! I could not get through to the end and gave up more than half way into the book. Mycroft Holmes as a spiritualist?! Human sacrifice?! Oh, and Masons - make a badly put together literary soup.
    Enough said.


    What was most disappointing about Quinn Fawcett’s story?

    Predictable actions and trite prose.


    What about Alan Stanford’s performance did you like?

    Good reader, but very weak story.


    Do you think Against the Brotherhood needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No!


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    What disappointed you about Against the Brotherhood?

    I can understand the temptation, Mycroft maybe an interesting character. Certainly from a marketing perspective, anything written about a member of the Holmes family will attract readers. {Thinks: has anyone written about the mother yet? or a great grandfather in tudor times - books with "Tudor" in their plot fall into a similar category at the moment}

    Perhaps I was expecting too much but I would have had more time and respect for the author if he's actually created a character independent of the Conan Doyle legacy.So, all in all, the author should have more confidence in his ability to weave a good story - the second narrator was an underused character.but I couldn't help myself expecting to see Sherlock popping up.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Quinn Fawcett? Why or why not?

    Probably not in this series


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I had no problem with the reader


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