The Blood Promise
After the poor second book, The Crypt Thief, we’re back on to the straight and narrow with a new mystery and thriller featuring Hugo Marston. As before, The Blood Promise by Mark Pryor has us lurking in the US Embassy in Paris waiting for the trigger to set us off on another adventure. This time, our head of security is sent out to babysit a visiting politician. As something of an isolationist, he’s a slightly odd choice to represent US interests in negotiations with the French. But it’s not our hero’s job to second guess the way Washington works.
Unfortunately, after the first night at a French chateau, our visiting senator reports someone came into his room. When fingerprints are taken, they match those taken from the scene of a recent robbery/murder which occurred at another old mansion. The senator recoils to Paris and then disappears for a short period of time. With the French police now engaged to pursue this lead to a murder, politics rears its head. There were leading politicians from both sides of the Atlantic at the chateau. There will be no investigation of anyone at the chateau. The result is hugely enjoyable!
|Page Count||280 pages|
|Publisher||Seventh Street Books|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime, Thriller|