Final Paradox: II in the Osgoode Trilogy
Mary E. Martin
iUniverse, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
is the second in the
trilogy. I did not read the first, but was not confused by not having done so. This episode can stand alone on its own merits.
lderly and frail Norma Dinnick teeters between lucidity and madness, caught in a world of intrigue and outright fraud. For many years she is thought to have been guarding shares in a non-existent
. Millions of dollars are involved and desperate men have finally lost their patience and want what they consider their money, however fraudulently obtained.
here are many lines to this plot, that are expertly woven together to produce an exciting read. What is truth and what are the ramblings of an old woman? Norma's lawyer Harry Jenkins is caught up in the turmoil, at the same time as he's trying to care for a failing father. His own personal question to answer is '
What is love?
' Can that question be answered to someone else's satisfaction – someone who matters a great deal?
eople die and madness descends on others.
is an intriguing story that resonates in the mind after the last page is read. The characters are real, if at times befuddled. Toronto, Canada is in the background but dimly. I look forward to the last of this trilogy.
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