Alvaro de Padilla was overcome by dread as his visions dissipated and focus returned to his tired eyes.
-- The Devil's Elixir by Raymond Khoury. This is a real rip-roarer. Pure fun. It opens in 1741 in what is now Mexico.
This is the latest in Khoury's Templar series, featuring FBI agent Sean Reilly and his archaeologist girlfriend Tess Chaykin. I haven't read the others, but this one stands alone just fine.
A Few More Pages hosts Book Beginnings every Friday. The event is open for the entire week.
Sounds like it spans two times. This is the first time I have seen this series and it looks really good.ReplyDelete
Well, given the title, I'm guessing the dread is warranted....sounds like a good one!ReplyDelete
Here's my Friday (a bit late): http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/02/friday-memes-on-saturday_25.html
This book kept my attention in spite of the violence. The author knows how to spin a James-Bond kind of story that (hopefully) doesn't happen a lot in real life.ReplyDelete