Title: The Most Extraordinary Pursuit
Author: Juliana Gray
Stars: 4 out of 5
A remarkable novel written in a style which allows it to shift in time but also allows the reader to stay abreast of the plot. The two main characters are both strong willed and capable of achieving their goals. Lord Silverton easily brought to mind a very early 007 with his suave debonair attitude and manner. Miss Truelove cast forth a character which I can only describe as an Emma Peel in the making. I look forward to my next encounter with this daring duo of partners.
I have given this book a four star rating and would recommend it to anyone seeking a mystery with different plot from the normal fare.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: October 4th 2016 by Berkley
As the personal secretary of the recently departed Duke of Olympia—and a woman of good character—Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove never expected to be steaming through the Mediterranean on a luxuriously appointed yacht under the watchful and jovial eye of one Lord Silverton. But here they are, as improper as it is, on a quest to find the duke’s heir, whereabouts unknown.
An expert on anachronisms, the adventurous Maximilian Haywood was last seen at an archaeological dig on the island of Crete. And when Truelove and Silverton disembark, they are met with incidents of a violent nature: a ransacked flat, a murdered government employee, an assassination attempt. And as they steam from port to port on Max’s trail, dodging danger at every turn, Truelove will discover the folly of her misconceptions—about the whims of the heart, the desires of men, and the nature of time itself.
About The Author:
Juliana Gray is the pen name of New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams. She lives near the Connecticut shore with her long-suffering husband, two scheming cats, a beagle of dubious origins, and four largely unsupervised children.