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Eden in Winter

final book in the Blaine family trilogy

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Responsibility for others awaits us outside of Eden

  • Jul 2, 2014
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This is the concluding book in Patterson's Blaine family trilogy.

Ben Blaine had died. His body is found at the bottom of a cliff. An inquest is held concerning his death.
He had changed his will so that his mistress, Clara, receives the bulk of his estate, leaving his wife and sons with nothing.\
The question about his death is, was it an accident? Was he killed, and if so, by whom, or did he commit suicide due to having terminal cancer.

Adam Blaine is the central character. He's an undercover operator in the CIA.

Officials wanted his help in the question about Ben Blaine's death but Adam's first loyalty is to his family.

Clara and Adam are well developed characters. The reader learns of Clara's younger life and difficulty with her abusive father, acting got her out of that life but led to a dependence on alcohol and drugs. She is now drug free. Adam is a strong and moral character.

Their relationship is at the center of the story. He becomes a father figure and substitute emotional giver to Clara. Clara comes to be very fond of Adam and is fearful of what might happen to him in Afghanistan.

I enjoyed the fast action and the shift of the story from Adam's actions in war torned Afghainista, compared to the vacation land of Martha's Vineyard.

The approaching birth of Clara's child and her motherly feelings were also well documented.

I received a copy of this book in return for my review.

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July 03
Good rendition! The story references Afghanistan too.
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Michael A.Draper is a financial planner with Mass Mutual in North Haven, CT.   Married to Diana for 48 years, one son and daughter-in-law and two lovely granddaughters.      … more
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