Saturday, March 15, 2014

Clonmac's Bridge

Synopsis (from goodreads)

A maritime archaeologist recovers Ireland's oldest bridge near Clonmacnoise Monastery - only to find it intact after 1,200 years underwater.

What could account for this astonishing longevity - and why are his colleagues, the Irish government, and the Church so desperate to stop him finding out?

Griffin Clonmac will go through hell to find out.

A rather fascinating look at archeology with the blood, sweat and tears that it takes to get an archeological dig funded and up and running and, by having to work around jealous colleagues, stuffed shirt corporates and in this case even the Peruvian mafia raised the entertainment level tremendously.  My particular taste for all things historical made this a very appealing story from the very beginning. The characters personalities were explored and added a depth and richness to them. The historical aspects were interesting and really stretched the boundary.  At times the delay and controversy surrounding the dig seemed to drag on but as new elements were infused it crept back up to it's original interest level and pace.

4 stars

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.


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