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.
The Altar of Bones has it all: The Russian mob. KGB spies. Presidential assassination. 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. – Publishers Website
What a great book! If you are a fan of the thriller/action/adventure genre, then you will have absolutely no problem devouring this book. Written under a pseudonym of Philip Carter, no one seems to know the authors real name. This really bugged me, and kind of still does. You may have to read a bit slowly if you can, this book has so many different plot twists and turns that does un equivocally makes the novel better and more exciting for sure. Of course there is the exotic locations around the world.
I cannot say enough about this book, really, really good! This would be perfect as a summer read for sure. You know on the beach, enjoying the rays, and the scenery of course. I did receive this book from Simon and Schuster UK, so thanks to them for sending it to me. The UK launch of the book is expected May 26, 2011. Whereas, the books has already been published here in Canada as well as the US.