Mar 22, 2011

#38 - "Altar of Bones" by Philip Carter (ARC)

Title: Altar of Bones
Author: Philip Carter


“They didn’t have to kill him…He never drank from the altar of bones.”  

Cryptic dying words from a murdered homeless woman in present day San Francisco unlock a decades-buried secret that changed history.  Now a pair of ruthless assassins are sent to cut the few living "loose ends."  And a young, resourceful woman on the run encounters a determined man with his own connected past and vengeful agenda.  Forced to partner for survival and answers, a fast-paced and deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, taking them across the globe from the winding streets of Paris to the faded palaces of Budapest to the frozen lakes of Mongolia...where destiny, passion, and further betrayal await them.
Altar of Bones has it all: The Russian mob.  KGB spies.  Presidential assasination.  A doomed Hollywood legend.  Deathbed confessions.  Corrosive power.  Shattered families.  Guardians of an ancient religious icon housing a secret others will kill to possess.  The dark promise of immortality. And it delivers on its ambitious premise to leave you stunned and breathless at the end.

My rating: 3.5 of 5

My thoughts on the book:
I enjoyed this book! It starts good, the idea was interesting, so I was captured at the beginning, but after that it was only enjoyable, so I wasn't that wrapped-up in the story. Maybe the reason for that was because I didn't really care about one of the aspects of the story, so although it was fast-paced, with lots of action & car-chases, and a little romance, for me it lacked in suspense, and there weren't really any surprises in it. But, even with that, I still enjoyed it!



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