Reviewer: Mary Hosmar
I picked up this book because the premise of recreating the ten plagues of Egypt was unusual and intriguing. And the story was just that. It had lots of twists and turns as any good thriller must. The characters were well developed and the action was non-stop.
However, I did find that the references to incidents which happened well before this story were a little disconcerting. Each time I came across one I thought I had missed an important part of the story and went back to look for it. I was not aware that Mr. Blumer had written a prior book with the same main characters. Nowhere in the notes was there any indication of this. The Tenth Plague is considered by the author as a stand-alone story. If so, why the many references to incidents from the past which added very little to this story? The characters’ anxieties and fears could have been explained in other ways which did not detract from the story line and leave the reader wondering.
This novel is also listed as Christian fiction and, as such, it needs the salvation message, but does the author not trust his readers to pick this up without repeating it over and over? If one can overlook these two points the story is worth reading.