Monday, March 23, 2015

New to Our Shelves: The Crypt Thief

The Crypt Thief by Mark Pryor
Review by Sean Banko
The Crypt Thief by Mark Pryor is a fantastic novel about Hugo Marston, the chief of security at the U.S. Embassy in France. While Hugo isn’t technically supposed to be involved in French law enforcement, his fantastic ability as a profiler often gives him the edge in figuring out tricky cases and so when the U.S. is involved, Hugo is often present. This book is centered on a case that Hugo is working involving a nighttime grave… robber? Serial killer? Terrorist? They’re not too sure yet. All Hugo knows is that this man, who he calls the Scarab, has stolen the bones of a dancer and killed two people in the process, one of who was the US Ambassador’s son. Hugo’s task is to figure out who the killer is, and find him before he makes his next move. But there’s just one problem. Hugo has no fingerprints, and the man managed to enter the grave without being caught on a single camera. Pryor writes another brilliant novel in which the killer always one step ahead of the game. That is, until Hugo takes two steps ahead of it. Read and learn how Hugo will figure out who the Scarab really is, what he wants, and how to stop him before he gets it. Enthusiasts of Dan Brown’s books (but with less Illuminati) or anyone who likes serious mysteries/crimes will enjoyThe Crypt Thief after they’ve read Pryor’s first installment, The Bookseller. Be sure to take a look at Mark Pryor’s Hugo Marston novels if you haven’t already!

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