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Chaos Theory

Graham Masterton’s novel Chaos Theory is a thriller whose protagonist, stunt man Noah Flynn, becomes caught up in a puzzling series of murders that appear to be related to a medallion he found while diving. With the aid of a female colleague, whose skills seem frankly improbable, and a privately funded peace envoy and her staff, he tracks down the murderers and tackles them in his own unique way.

This is a pot-boiler, as you might guess from my synopsis. It was a lot of fun, and kept me turning the page, but it certainly wasn’t very substantial fare. The plot went slightly beyond the line of credibility, the characters weren’t caricatures but neither were they fully rounded, but the situations were amusing. I’m glad I borrowed it from the library rather than buying it, but I don’t regret the short time I spent reading it.

Verdict: yes.