‘Cascade’ by Peter Harper


When her adopted father suffers a heart attack, Shani Bălcescu hurries to Prague to be at his bedside. However, his dying words leave Shani puzzling over a mystery – one that will lead her into a maze of corruption and secrets, not to mention rebel freedom fighters and military coups. With the help of a journalist, Shani discovers where she fits into the mystery and begins to uncover the hidden history of her own family.

Initially, I struggled to get into this book, but by the third chapter, I was hooked on the story and couldn’t put it down. The author weaves a truly global plot packed with intrigue, devilish villains and even a spoonful of romance. The main characters are well-drawn and believable, and while one or two of the characters are at times a little ‘preachy’, the denouement is worth waiting for.

A clever and insightful story that reflects our troubled times.

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  2 comments for “‘Cascade’ by Peter Harper

  1. 25/10/2017 at 7:11 PM

    An excellent review of this book, Colin. I am happy to see a post from you.


    • 25/10/2017 at 8:26 PM

      Thanks Robbie – yeah, I’m back in the saddle!


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