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Final Witness In his debut thriller, Tolkien treads the literary path of his grandfather; like Lord of the Rings, Witness is about an underdog hero with a grave...Final WitnessFiction, Mystery and Thriller In his debut thriller, Tolkien treads the literary path of his grandfather; like Lord of the Rings, Witness is about an underdog hero with a grave...2003-01-17
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Final Witness

Genre: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Author: Simon Tolkien; Status: In Season

In his debut thriller, Tolkien treads the literary path of his grandfather; like Lord of the Rings, Witness is about an underdog hero with a grave task – young Thomas Robinson, who’s determined to unmask the murderer of his monied mother, Lady Anne. It features a ring of evil power, a sapphire that Tom believes aided his mother’s ruin. And it has typically Tolkienesque lines like ”His face was crushed into the soft center of her breast….” – well, you get the picture. J.R.R.’s grandson has written a potboiler brimming with secret rooms, secret drawers, and secret marriages. Not Middle-earth, but certainly middlebrow.

Originally posted January 17 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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