Review - The Curious Case of the Missing Head by Gabriel Farago

By Carmen, 27 November 2019
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Year Published: 2019

Genre: Suspense; Crime; Mystery; Thriller


Esteemed Australian journalist Jack Rogan is on a mission to solve the disappearance of his mother in the 70s. But when a friend needs help rescuing a kidnapped world-renowned astrophysicist, he doesn’t hesitate. Struggling with more questions than answers, his investigation leads them aboard a hellish hospital ship, where instead of finding the kidnap victim, he’s confronted with a decapitated corpse.

As the search intensifies, Jack bumps up against diabolical cartels with hidden agendas. And when his research reveals dubious experiments, a criminal on death row, and a shocking revelation about his mother’s fate, he must uncover how it’s all linked.

Can Jack unravel the twisted connections and catch the scientist’s killer, or will the next obituary published be his own?

About the Author:

Gabriel Farago is the international, bestselling and multi-award-winning Australian author of the Jack Rogan mysteries and thrillers series for the thinking reader.

As a lawyer with a passion for history and archaeology, Gabriel had to wait for many years before being able to pursue another passion--writing--in earnest. However, his love of books and storytelling started long before that.

Born in Budapest, Gabriel grew up in post-War Europe, and after fleeing Hungary with his parents during the Revolution in 56, he went to school in Austria before arriving in Australia as a teenager. This allowed him to become multi-lingual and feel 'at home' in different countries and diverse cultures. Shaped by a long legal career and experiences spanning several decades and continents, his is a mature voice that speaks in many tongues.

Gabriel holds degrees in literature and law, speaks several languages and takes research and authenticity very seriously. Inquisitive by nature, he studied Egyptology and learned to read the hieroglyphs. He travels extensively and visits all of the locations mentioned in his books.

Gabriel lives in the Blue Mountains in Australia just outside Sydney, surrounded by a World Heritage National Park.

Shaped by a long legal career and experiences spanning several decades and continents, his is a mature voice that speaks in many tongues.

Connect with the Author:

Facebook: Gabriel Farago Facebook

Author Website: Gabriel Farago Author Website

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My Take on the Book:

Even though this book has its share of villains – the author has a way of humanizing the drug lords and criminals that are involved. I found that the contract Professor Zachariah Stolzfus has agreed to was a little bit rigid – there was a particular situation near the end of the book that involved him that I wasn’t the hugest fan of.

I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

It’s always nice to read this author’s books – this is a series definitely worth reading if you’re into mystery, suspense and crime.