Friday, January 31, 2014

The Blood Promise by Mark Pryor

Post-Revolution Paris was the home of death and bloodshed and a secret document signed with blood has carried forward to the present day.  It still brings danger and death with it...

Seventh Street Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It was been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is another Hugo Marston tale and I've read the other two in this series as well.  Mr. Pryor is settling into his role as an author and each story flows better than the last one.  

Hugo is sent to "babysit" a popular Senator who has ambitions to run for President.  He's over in France posturing as the great diplomat to gain votes.  He has no idea how much conflict and unrest he's going to create while he's there.  Hugo is just trying to keep him out of trouble.  The problem is that most everyone is posturing somehow and Hugo isn't that well versed at politics.  He recognizes trouble, though, when the Senator claims someone had searched his room while staying with a French family.  They're incensed at the accusation and the Senator is determined not to back down.  To save face for all the affected parties, Hugo asks Raul to investigate the "crime".

This is another complex tale with secrets from the past and the present melding together.  Death is walking the streets of Paris, and it spares no one.  I had no clue how this all tied together until the end of the book.  I do know that I really have attached myself to these characters.  This story made me cry.

You have a large variety of characters, the plot is complex, and it takes Hugo to put the puzzle all together.  You won't be bored reading this one.

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