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The Legionnaire: Mask of the Pharaoh Paperback – June 1, 2012
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> The story is very well written, in a narrative format, which makes it very easy to read. The flashback scenes are aptly placed, so that the reader will get some idea or explanation.
> The scenarios are very original, you will never have guessed who did what, why and how.
> The description of the scenarios is very detailed that you can just imagine how familiar the author is with what he is writing. But there is also a con to this.
> Though the setting is in the modern era, the author still infused the story with historical claims and traditions, that makes it just not only a fiction read, but some history lessons as well.
Im sorry for the CONs:
> Middle part of the book kinda boring. I just kept myself from cheating and reading to the end.
> Though detailed description is very mind stimulating, I just skipped through the description of the places and other stuff because some are too elaborate and it might be boring to read.
> The relationship between Stephen and Victoria is very vague. I dont know if it will evolve in the next chapter.
> Stephen is too perfect. Rich, Smart and Handsome. Imagine asking for 5 mil when he deserves 9.6 mil? Why?
> Ending not what I had in mind. I want more. :D
Initially, I wanted to give it a 4 star rating, but since its the author's first work, I believe he deserves the 5 stars. I do believe that this will evolve in a great series, as long as the excitement and action keeps up. It reminds me of Bourne Identity infused with Mummy returns.
Kudos Simon! :)
I would give this a qualified approval. If you liked the first book, The Legionnaire, give this one a try.
The author provides a lot of informative information on the stolen art object, which is the subject of this book. It is obvious that there was a lot of research done that added enjoyment to the story. Also, he introduces us to a diverse mix of characters while trying to solve the case of the missing burial mask of Tutankhamen.
Stephen Anderson, the assumed name of the chief insurance investigator is a guy that you can't help but like. He is living his "second" life in the background while trying to escape his past. As the story unfolds an attempt is make on Stephen's life, he wonders if it has something to do with the stolen mask or has his past finally caught up with him.
Dr. Victoria Wade is in charge of the exhibit at the museum were the mask is to be displayed is shocked to find herself attracted to Stephen. As they work together to find clues she realizes that the attraction is mutual. As she becomes more involved in his life, she finds that Stephen has many interesting layers to his life including a "geisha". All is not as it appears in Stephen's life as Victoria soon discovers.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I really enjoyed this read, it left me wanting more. The character of Stephen Anderson is ripe for a series of interesting adventures while running from his past and I hope that Mr. Parkinson will continue with these characters.
Thanks to the folks at Red Adept for allowing me the chance to read and review this book.
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