An interesting plot that introduces an Interpol Investigator trying to locate the killer of an esteemed mathematician, whose elegant discoveries raise..Show More » many questions. For a 'new' writer, this is a not bad start to a series. The Publishers summary is a bit overstated. This is not Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell or John Le Carre. Leave it at 'European in style' perhaps. Grover Gardner reads well,as usual. It considers the exploitation of people by capitalists, end of days fervour, greed, the effects of war, jusice and law, and a question. If there is an elegant design, does that imply a designer? If you do enjoy mysteries, look at fractals and wonder and are willing to try a new author, you could well enjoy this one. I expect the stories will get better as the series progresses..
Although written later than "All Cry Choas," it actually takes place earlier. This fills in some gaps in the character of Henri Poincare, gre..Show More »at-grandson of his famous namesake, and is an even better story than the other. Although there is much to be appreciated about the plot, the story sort of falls apart at the end. Nobody could behave as naively as does our hero who nearly gets himself killed (again.) Also, his German girl friend does an about-face that seemed somewhat out of character, but, I suppose, blood runs deep.