03 February 2011

The Death Instinct ~ Jed Rubenfeld

My first Kindle download!
An historic Who-Done-It.

Story is set in New York and various European locations during and after World War 1. It is based around investigations into a bomb exploding outside the J.P. Morgan Bank and the US Treasury building. There are some interesting facts about business and government manipulations to protect their Mexican oil interest (has anything changed!!!!).

The plot involves a doctor’s romance with a French girl who studied with Madame Curie so there are some additional interesting trivia bits to be gleaned from this. The writing style is loose.

Interesting but forgettable.