August, 2006: A Matter of Degrees by Alex Marcoux crosses literary boundaries the same way that it crosses centuries, nations and time and space itself. ...Masterfully told tale, for the author has given us a heart-thumping ride through Jessie's world as she searches for her brother's killer and finds much more than she bargained for. This page-turner will fulfill the fondest wishes of those who like a nice thick, meaty mystery read.Books to Watch Out For
Fans of Marcoux's other books will welcome the return of Jessie Mercer and her lover, Taylor Andrews, from Back to Salem and mentions of Sidney and Anastasia from FaÃ§ades. In addition, the Freemasons, the Sumerians, the Catholic Church, the Trilateral Commission, and other secret societies are all players in this well-researched thriller.Inside Out Hudson Valley
JoAnne Myers: In A Matter of Degrees, author Alex Marcouxâ€”who has been called the "lesbian Dan Brown"â€” trumps The Da Vinci Code because she doesn't just take on the Vatican and the Sacred Feminine, but builds on the anti-Biblical and the seemingly interconnected world of fraternal organizations, including the oldest and largest: the Freemasons... Marcoux does a brilliant job of snagging even the most reluctant reader in the intrigue, in ancient myths and history, in the grand-conspiracy theory of world control that, even after nearly 300 pages, you hate to have her wrap up.