My Year in Books 2014 – part 2
When the Sudarium of Oviedo—the venerable cloth that once covered Jesus Christ’s face on the cross—is stolen from a cathedral in Spain, it sparks a series of grisly murders. Each victim is killed in a manner resembling the form of execution of one of the Apostles. American CIA operative Samuel Tolen, Spanish inspector Pascal Diaz, and British archaeologist Dr. Jade Mollur embark on a journey to reclaim the Sudarium. Their search takes a surprising turn when a 2,000-year-old clue from Joseph of Arimathea suggests a far greater secret is within reach; a startling discovery that would forever change humanity.
Embroiled in a deadly hunt that takes them from the grounds of Harvard University to the coast of Costa Rica, from a hallowed Greek Isle to an exquisite Spanish cathedral, and ultimately to the doorstep of mankind’s greatest civilization, Tolen, Diaz, and Mollur will search for the ultimate truth in the midst of unspeakable deception. But is it a truth mankind was meant to discover?
This was a fast-paced ride through various exotic settings. The integrated historical facts help to keep the Oooh factor going. This is a book you should just enjoy and not analyse too much. I shall be reading more from these authors!
Reluctant Cupid – Jenny Conrad (Perrie McGee book 1)
This changes the day Perrie knocks down a matchmaker and has to take her place. While finding love for strangers, Perrie meets Quinn and finds she can begin to love again.
CONSPIRACY – Judith Tramayne
Jacket blurb – Struck by lightning at age 13, Breanna found to her delight she received paranormal powers. No, not your usual powers although she had those – no, her powers were more unique. So unique, Breanna used them to make sure the Seattle District of the IRS became the top District in the nation.
When her friend and mentor, the new District Director of the Seattle Office is suddenly murdered after discovering a conspiracy between the IRS, FBI and Congress, Breanna vows to find out who is responsible.
Her quest leads her right into the arms of Stone Reeves, an FBI agent who is hiding a secret. A secret he won’t disclose until they both are running for their lives because the conspirators have targeted them as their next victims.
As someone who loves a conspiracy, I am often disappointed when I read a book about one. I was not sure how this story would work as it had everything in there; Paranormal, romance, conspiracy, murder, the importance of friendship and even the IRS! Phew . So did it deliver? Actually, it did. It was a really good read with lots of excitement once it got going and a rather emotional in places. Slightly more girlie based but don’t overlook it fellas, it’s still a good conspiracy at the core.
All of these books were downloaded from Amazon to my Kindle.