"fast-paced and brilliantly plotted"
He became a legend for his work in the FBI's Behavioral
Science Unit, so much so, that when he retired he was asked
to consult on some very high profile murder cases in
Philadelphia. Gregor Demarkian attends a Main Line charity
gathering in Bryn Mawr hosted by one of the most powerful
and wealthiest bankers in the world, Tony Ross, who is
murdered while greeting guests on the front stairs.
Although he is technically a witness or a suspect the local
police ask Gregor for help, which he gladly agrees to give.
When he goes home he learns that his church on Cavenaugh
Street has been bombed and reduced to rubble. Since he is
close to Father Kasparian, Gregor donates his services
hoping to catch the perpetrator who did this horrific act.
When Tony's wife Charlotte is murdered in a M.O. identical
to that of her husband's death, conspiracy literature is
found in her house. Gregor feels these three crimes are
linked but finding the connection and a viable suspect will
take all of his skills and a good deal of luck.
Jane Haddam has a wonderful sense of place and an ability
to create fascinating characters. The author peels away
the veil and spin doctoring of the very rich and powerful
to show that they are not different than the average person
in their desires and fears. CONSPIRACY THEORY is fast-
paced and brilliantly plotted while displaying how the
events of September 11th fit into the mindset of a
conspiracy group who believes the Illuminati are
controlling the country and moving towards a one world
order. This is a mystery that readers will thoroughly
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 16, 2003