"By Scott Baker Sweeney; AuthorHouse: $16.99; Authorhouse.com
If you couldn’t put down Dan Brown’s religious mystery The Da Vinci Code, you will find The Tears of Mary by Indianapolis author Scott Baker Sweeney just as intriguing. The plot centers on an ancient religious mystery regarding Saint Patrick and mystifying diamonds that supposedly belonged to Mary Magdalene. With captivating characters and a thought provoking plot, this book takes the reader on an adventurous ride through historical Ireland. Along the way, the characters encounter all the usual obstacles: romance, mystery and danger.
It is obvious that Sweeney is an unseasoned writer, with his brusque development of the main characters and their instantaneous romantic relationship. Despite the historical pretense of the novel, there is little reference to the true history of Saint Patrick and his connection with the diamonds. The story changes more quickly than you can turn the page. But if you can keep up with the fast-moving storyline, The Tears of Mary is a worthwhile read.
The Tears of Mary can be ordered online at www.amazon.com or at a local bookstore.