Friday, March 6, 2015

Who Buries the Dead A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery by C.S. Harris

Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has been asked in the past to help solve a crime.  When he's asked to help determine who might have hated a man enough to behead him in murder, he should have said no...

Penguin Group and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.  

Sebastian is happily married and has a new son.  He shouldn't be investigating murder but he's intelligent, has the right resources and can even adapt himself as part of the crowd to blend in and ask questions.  The problem he runs into is that people aren't answering his questions.

The dead man had several enemies who had threatened to kill him, but every time he thinks he's found something solid, he finds something else that changes his mind.  The other complication in his life is an old war-time enemy who is back in the city.  And the knowledge that he may have a half-brother works on him, too.  He can't waste time following up on that yet, he has this murder and soon more murders to solve...

This case is complicated by itself.  Politics warp it.  And moral beliefs add another layer.   Ms. Harris really knows how to create a palpable danger just by her words.  You can feel it radiate from the book.

Sebastian has a killer after him.  Even his family is in danger.  Can he find them in time to keep his family safe?

I must say that those with power could do a good job of covering the truth up.  When the truth is embarrassing, you hide it.  So much for justice.  However, in this story, it seems justice was served despite the political games.  I enjoyed it.

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