Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ALTAR OF BONES: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
ALTAR OF BONES
BY PHILIP CARTER

ABOUT THE BOOK:
"They didn't have to kill him…He never drank from the altar of bones."

Cryptic dying words from a murdered homeless woman in present day San Francisco unlock a decades-buried secret that changed history. Now a pair of ruthless assassins are sent to cut the few living "loose ends." And a young, resourceful woman on the run encounters a determined man with his own connected past and vengeful agenda. Forced to partner for survival and answers, a fast-paced and deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, taking them across the globe from the winding streets of Paris to the faded palaces of Budapest to the frozen lakes of Mongolia...where destiny, passion, and further betrayal await them.

The Altar of Bones has it all: The Russian mob. KGB spies. Presidential assassination. A doomed Hollywood legend. Deathbed confessions. Corrosive power. Shattered families. Guardians of an ancient religious icon housing a secret others will kill to possess. The dark promise of immortality. And it delivers on its ambitious premise to leave you stunned and breathless at the end.

PRAISE FOR ALTAR OF BONES:
"Comparisons to Steve Berry, Dan Brown, and James Rollins are inevitable and not unmerited. But Carter's Altar is anything but derivative. A corkscrewing, looping roller coaster of a reading experience, it definitely belongs in the hands of thriller fans who crave speed."
-- Booklist (starred review)

"You won't put it down until you get up to walk around and catch your breath."
-- New York Times bestseller Ted Bell

"Altar of Bones is one of the most stunning novels I've ever read. From superbly etched characters to a plot rich with twists and heart-stopping action . . . an incredible reading experience you can't miss."
-- New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter

"[An] action-filled story . . . lots of sex, lots of violence, and lots of plot twists."
-- Kirkus

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Philip Carter is a pseudonym for an internationally renowned author.

GUEST REVIEW:
This book is a mystery thriller embedded into 2 historical conspiracy theories. Fascinating, violent, sexy and controversial, this book grabs hold of you on page 1 and never lets up. First mystery is who is this author? It's a nom de plume for some famous writer, but I couldn't guess, but avid readers of the genre probably will.  The action is fairly constant once it gets going, so you will never get bored. But some readers may recoil from the 2 historical events sewn into the plot. I did, but the book was so interesting and intense, I had to keep going. It's not for the faint of heart, but both male and female readers will find something to like here. 2 thumbs up. 
--Reviewed by Larry DeLeon

BOOKIN' WITH BINGO is very excited to have Guest Reviewer, Larry DeLeon, Managing Director of Enventys Direct, and Supervising Producer of Bouncing Brains Productions, once again here to review for me with ALTAR OF BONES plus an author we can only guess at. If you'd like to see more of Larry's reviews, check out THE EMPEROR'S TOMB by Steve Barry, or Brad Metzer's THE INNER CIRCLE. Thank you once again, Larry, for a wonderful review and spending time with my blog!

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO AYELET AND MY FRIENDS AT 
SIMON & SCHUSTER, I HAVE
ONE COPY OF THIS THRILLER
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
 

COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU READ ABOVE, ESPECIALLY THE GUEST REVIEW OF ALTAR OF BONES, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS AUTHOR, PHILIP CARTER, BY CHECKING OUT HIS WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE CURRENT GIVEAWAY OF MINE THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED. IF YOU HAVE ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, COMMENT ON EACH YOU HAVE ENTERED SEPARATELY.

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JUNE 4!

 

117 comments:

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I enjoyed the review. It sounds like this book has a little bit of everything. I would always be guessing who the author really was.
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Good Review! Hmm a book for the not so faint of heart my curiosity is peaked.
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There is a tribute to Marilyn Monroe on this mysterious author's site and some deleted scenes from the book.
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Loved the first sentence. Also very intrigued by "internationally renowned author".

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