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Summary

Meet Enzo Macleod, and begin the addictive cold-case series from the Sunday Times best-selling author of the Lewis trilogy and Coffin Road.

Paris

An old mystery

As midnight strikes, a man desperately seeking sanctuary flees into a church. The next day, his sudden disappearance will make him famous throughout France. 

A new science

Forensic expert Enzo Macleod takes a wager to solve the seven most notorious French murders, armed with modern technology and a total disregard for the justice system. 

A fresh trail

Deep in the catacombs below the city, he unearths dark clues deliberately set - and as he draws closer to the killer, discovers that he is to be the next victim.

©2013 Peter May (P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

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Same book as Dry Bones

I was very disappointed to find after purchasing this book that I had heard the story before. It seems that the title has been changed, it was called Dry Bones before and narrated by Simon Vance, this version is much better, being read by Peter Forbes, but very disappointed to have been duped into buying the same book twice.
Enjoyed the book as much as all the other Peter May books.

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Duped! This is Dry Bones by Peter May from Audible 2012!

I read the review that mentioned the fact that this is the same book that Peter May released through Audible in 2012 called Dry Bones. I checked my Audible Library and there it was! I have everything by Peter May released on Audible. I don’t like being duped though. Fine if Audible is going to re-release a book with a different (and perhaps better) narrator, but I think this should be mentioned in the book details so the purchaser can make up their own mind whether they want to purchase the same story twice. For some reason I always imagined the character Enzo MacLeod looking like Sean Connery. In this edition of Dry Bones (Extraordinary People), Peter Forbes sounds like Sean Connery, at least to me anyway. Of the two books, I would pick Peter Forbes, but that’s just an opinion. Listen to the sample of Dry Bones to see which narrator you like. Nice try Audible but you got caught out!

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A huge disappointment

Apologies for writing about myself in the third person, but here goes...

Jess wrote 'this book' on the board and drew a circle around it. She then wrote 'cliched' on the board and drew a circle around it, from this she drew an arrow to the word 'this book'. Looking back she realised she wasn't finished, so with her cantaloupe melons pushing against her shirt, she wrote more words in circles and drew arrows pointing to 'this book', 'predictable', 'one dimensional women', 'irritating daughters - who you don't mind dying', 'stereotypes', 'poorly written' and finally 'random unnecessary French words'. She stood back and looked at her work. She still didn't quite understand the clues, so she typed it in to Google. Thousands of hits showed up and she sighed her cantaloupe breasts moving and straining.

Oh Pete May, what have you done, this is truly dire.

Very disappointed with the narrator who is usually so good.

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Not a good book from Peter May

I normally like his books but this was like a poor man’s Dan Brown novel.

There is no suspense and the logical leaps that the characters make are nonsensical.

Performance is ok but material is awful

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The same book as Dry Bones

This is a listing problem by Audible, I have just listened to Dry Bones and thought this was the next in the series. Peter May is excellent and is complemented by Peter Forbes reading

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Creepy and badly written fixation with a 19 year old girl

I have many books by Peter May in my library and have enjoyed most. This one however has an awful, creepy and tedious preoccupation with a 19 year old’s breasts and by her 50 year old professor Emzo. A shame as the story wasn’t bad but I was so irritated by this constant weird descriptions of her breasts that I lost all interest in the story. Couldn’t finish it. Peter Forbes was good as always.

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Taggart meets ‘Allo ‘Allo

I had ordered three in the series but have had to return the second and third before finishing the first. My summary says it all. Not for me - story, writing style or performance.

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Love Peter May & Peter Forbes Reads It So Well!

I loved the Lewis trilogy and Coffin Road. This drew me on to The Enzo Stories!

The story begins in Paris.

Enzo Macleod is a Forensic expert.

He takes a bet that he can solve the seven most notorious French murders, armed with modern technology & the advances of science. Little does he realise, at the time of the bet, how much computer science will also help him to discover the killers of the first murder he tackles.

He begins his search in the catacombs below the city.

Will he be the next victim?

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Dan Brown really

Well I had no idea what the book would be like but soon discovered it to be very much like the Dan Brown books in the sense of chasing clues. A bit far fetched in places but I kept going to see how it sets up the series.

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slow to start

story was slow at the beginning, nearly give up. not as good as other Peter may books I've listened to, it got going in the middle and end.

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