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The Cortés Enigma by John Paul Davis
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The Cortés Enigma

by John Paul Davis

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This is another novel set in the Scillies that I have read while there (I actually began it on the train to Penzance). This one is a rather unlikely thriller involving Aztec treasure and the legacy of the conquistadors Cortes and Pizarro in a bizarre and rather ridiculous treasure map story. The characters are two dimensional (almost all non-Scillonians) and nearly all unlikeable, with the dialogue often striking this reader as very stilted and unnatural. Though it is always good to read novels set on my favourite islands, they are almost unrecognisable here - many of the details are fictionalised but fairly close to the real thing, which creates confusion if one knows the islands well, while the author has also chosen to create a wholly fictional formerly inhabited island which is central to the plot, St Lide's, which supposedly lies south east of St Agnes and south of St Mary's. Many of the features of St Lide's combine features of other islands, especially the Civil War remains on Tresco. There are also some plain errors, such as placing the Cornish town of St Just on the coast. The ending was rushed and unclear with many of the characters meeting their ends for no very obvious reasons. Not recommended, either for Scilly lovers or for readers of thrillers. ( )
  john257hopper | Jul 18, 2015 |
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