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Extraordinary PeopleIn this Da Vinci Code-esque whodunit, a former forensic scientist and boozy Scot named Enzo Macleod sets out to solve the disappearance of a...Extraordinary PeopleFictionIn this Da Vinci Code-esque whodunit, a former forensic scientist and boozy Scot named Enzo Macleod sets out to solve the disappearance of a...2006-11-22Poisoned Pen
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Extraordinary People

Genre: Fiction; Author: Peter May; Publisher: Poisoned Pen

In this Da Vinci Code-esque whodunit, a former forensic scientist and boozy Scot named Enzo Macleod sets out to solve the disappearance of a former advisor to the French prime minister. This he does in part via the magic of Google, which makes for a few dull, computer-bound passages early on. There is also some clunky business concerning a metal detector left behind in Macleod’s apartment by the boyfriend of his daughter (gee, wonder if that will play a crucial role later on?). But this is all largely forgivable thanks to Extraordinary People’s action-packed second half and rather thrilling denouement in the catacombs of Paris.

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