December 9, 2009
The only thing Dominic Grey knew for certain about the disappearance of William Addison was that it was the stangest case to which he had ever been assigned. The facts were few. Three nights ago, Addison, retired head of Consular Affairs at the United States Embassy in Zimbabwe, attended a religious ceremony on the outskirts of Harare. What religion the ceremony belonged to remained unclear. Harris Powell, Deputy Director of Diplomatic Security and the man now walking beside Grey, had described it as “one of those African ones.”
According to Addison’s girlfriend, a Zimbabwean nurse thirty years his junior, Addison was drawn into the center of a ring of worshippers. The girlfriend didn’t know what happened inside the circle. She tried to follow, but couldn’t press through the crowd. What she did know is that he never came out…
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Knowing that I was hugely intrigued by the synopsis, I quickly cleared the decks of my current reads and settled down with ‘The Summoner’. I am only up to page 24, but I am definitely hooked on this one. The drama, intrigue, mystery and underlying potential for death and violence, is almost palpable. I love the intensity and style of the writing, and the characters have already taken on lives of their own. A real page-turner …
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Update 17th May 2011
Having read this book, my thoughts about it, are available by clicking here: