By Philip Carter
“They didn’t need to kill him…He by no means drank from the altar of bones.”
Cryptic demise phrases from a murdered homeless girl in modern day San Francisco unencumber a decades-buried mystery that modified history. Now a couple of ruthless assassins are despatched to chop the few dwelling "loose ends." And a young, inventive lady at the run encounters a determined guy together with his personal hooked up earlier and vengeful agenda. pressured to partner for survival and solutions, a fast-paced and lethal video game of cat and mouse ensues, taking them around the globe from the winding streets of Paris to the faded palaces of Budapest to the frozen lakes of Mongolia...where future, passion, and further betrayal look ahead to them.
The Altar of Bones has all of it: The Russian mob. KGB spies. Presidential assasination. A doomed Hollywood legend. Deathbed confessions. Corrosive power. Shattered families. Guardians of an ancient religious icon housing a mystery others will kill to possess. The darkish promise of immortality. And it offers on its bold premise to go away you shocked and breathless on the finish.
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Melissa’s mother was getting to her feet. Lock and Ty helped her up. ’ Ty offered. She shook her head, rosary beads falling over her knuckles. ’ Lock stood with Ty and watched her walk unsteadily towards the elevator. They glanced back at the room. The commotion seemed to be ebbing away. Voices were lowered but no one came out. Lock stared at his partner, both men thinking that wasn’t a good sign. They waited. A nurse drifted out, eyes on the floor. A resident in green scrubs was next. He looked at Lock.
There’s that. But what if he never surfaces? ’ ‘Okay. Let’s set ourselves a deadline. ’ Lock asked. ’ Lock signalled to the waitress for the check. ‘Two days’ time we head down there. ’ ‘Or get ourselves killed,’ said Ty. Lock lifted his coffee mug and clinked it against Ty’s glass of orange juice. ’ The waitress dropped by with the check. Ty gave her his patented never-fails smile. She ignored him but took Lock’s credit card and came back with her phone number, which she had written on the back of the receipt.
There was always some small distance between leaving the bus and sanctuary. And that was when the women were spirited away. By the time Rafaela reached the edge of the colonia it was close to sunset. Up ahead, an old yellow American school bus disgorged its cargo of women who were returning home. Rafaela pulled her car over to the side of the road, watching as they broke up into little groups of two or three and began the last part of their journey home. They shuffled past her car, exhausted after their twelve-hour shift sewing clothes or assembling products for a fraction of the wage the companies would have had to pay an American.