Extraordinary People 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… Extraordinary People 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… 2006-11-30 Fiction Poisoned Pen
Book Review

Extraordinary People (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 30, 2006; Writer: Peter May; Genre: Fiction; 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.

Originally posted Nov 20, 2006
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