Friends this is my review of the book Out of the Sun by Robert Goddard. Those of you following this blog, will know that I like Robert's books, and even though this one was written some time ago (1996) it was one that I had not read, when I saw it for sale.
Of course the quotes on the back, are full of superlatives, and it is a good book, but maybe it is a format that he has copied in later books, as it was a little predictable.
This is about Harry Barnett, and in late middle age he unexpectedly finds out that he has a grown up son David. The result of a distant fling (don't want to give too much away). David is a brilliant mathematician, but he is languishing in hospital in a diabetic coma. Was this attempted suicide, or attempted murder. Harry has to find out, and in doing so uncovers a great mystery relating to an American forecasting institute. Harry goes in search of the truth, followed by a trail of bodies.
Normally Robert's heroes do not die, well certainly not till the end of the story, so seemingly when the story is solved, and there is half a book to go, one knows that things are not what they seem. The story then goes on to suspect, and then knock down all the characters that have been introduced in the first half of the book, one by one as if knocking skittles down in an alley. Till finally all that is left is the least likely person and of course they did it.
This was an enjoyable read as book 16 week 12 fiction 14 (2 on audio) non fiction 2
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