Altar of Bones #2020

Altar of Bones Philip Carter Altar of Bones 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

  • Title: Altar of Bones
  • Author: Philip Carter
  • ISBN: 9781439199084
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Altar of Bones Philip Carter 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 connect 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 Mongoliawhere destiny, passion, and further betrayal await them The Altar of Bones has it all 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 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.
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    1. Reading Altar of Bones by Philip Carter was like reading a two hour movie of the week It s got everything you could want in a fast paced action oriented novel, including car chases, assassination attempts, exposed conspiracy theories, riddles, potentially supernatural elements, sexual tension, good guys, bad guys, and sometimes you aren t sure which is which you get the idea Everything but the kitchen sink is thrown at you leading to a page turning read Philip Carter is a pseudonym for an intern [...]

    2. Yet another book I m unsure how to rate.I really enjoyed it It was one of those books that I just couldn t stop turning the pages of But it wasn t unputdownable because I put it down a LOT.Why Because the plot was rather bland in my opinion I mean sure, the idea was cool and all that but I just felt like it was a book about awesome action scenes rather than the actual altar of bones or the film or whatever else.Everything seemed to take a back seat to them kicking butt.And don t get me wrong the [...]

    3. I thought it was a good book but to be honest I can t remember what happened in this book mostly I only remember what happened at the end of the book because I had read this book a long time ago I am not sure if I will reread this book.

    4. Philip Carter s action packed novel Altar of Bones reads like Matthew Reilly fanfiction as written by a 16 year old The book is in need of an editor, as it tops out at 645 pages At least three chapters are devoted to the backstory of the altar and how it came into the possession of the likable female protagonist, lawyer Zoe Dmitroff, who works for the rights of abused women The backstory is a bit science fiction y as it involves the affairs between JFK, RFK, and Marilyn Monroe oddly enough, Cart [...]

    5. One dimensional characters, a plot filled with ridiculous storylines and twists Car chase scenes that went on forever and ever I believe this book was written in hopes of landing a movie deal, as it already reads like a script The author is writing incognito for a reason folks I only read it to the end because so many people raved about it Do yourselves a favor and pass Lots of great books being written, sadly this one isn t one of them.

    6. Despite a slow start, a likable pair of protagonists make this story somewhat enjoyable, and they hooked me before the many insanely improbable plot elements could get me to walk away I just had to see how things turned out for those two, and they were by far the best thing about this one Which, in retrospect, wasn t enough to carry the day Overall, the pacing is extremely inconsistent, with the narrative bogging down often than not whenever the bullets aren t flying Even the writing itself see [...]

    7. This was quite the book It literally grabbed me from the first page right until the very end This book is very fast paced and there s action on every page It was not a slow read at all It reminded me a little of The DaVinci Code with the hidden icons, conspiracies and all the jet setting to exotic locales Of course add to that a dash of intrigue and danger and you are in for a wild ride as a reader There was a lot going on with the plot but the author weaved the story so that it was easy to keep [...]

    8. Altar of Bones by Philip Carter is a fast moving thriller with a plot on hyper drive From the first page to the last, it s action, action, action The titular altar of bones concerns a Russian legend about a fountain of youth and immortality hidden in the caves of Siberia From there the plot spirals to include, among other things, the KGB, the Russian mafia, and a presidential assasination It was hard to find my footing at first because the book started out bouncing from one character s perspecti [...]

    9. Phillip Carter emerges under a nom de plume to create a great thriller, a la Dan Brown or Sam Bourne, filled with politics and science and just a sprinkle of romance Readers who are not busy trying to figure out who this mysterious author might be will enjoy the overall story that has a San Francisco lawyer and a DEA agent, tossed together by fate, as they search for this Altar of Bones Carter tosses in some real bones as he posits that those who know about the Altar have undertaken actions that [...]

    10. Think Jack Reacher meets The Russian Sopranos meets Uma Thurman in Kill Bill and that will give you some idea of just what sort of a roller coaster ride you re in for.Ry O Malley, battle hardened ex soldier learns of his father s death bed confession to the big kill and of a film that he took many years ago and which someone is desperate to find So desperate that they ll stop at nothing to find it His father wants Ry to find the film or they will kill him But who are they and what is on the film [...]

    11. A homeless woman is murdered in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, but she keeps her secret and cuts the killer A man has a heart attack, but passes on a strange secret to his son just before he dies A priest is murdered in a church for a secret he will never tell His brother barely escapes a hit squad, but they try to kill him again All for an old 8 mm film All secrets lead back to Siberia Zoe, a lawyer for female domestic issues receives an intriguing and mysterious letter from a woman she doe [...]

    12. If you like almost constant running and shoot em ups, you will like this book I didn t I got really tired of those scenes and skipped over a lot of it If the author cut way back on these scenes, it would have been a much better story Too much time was spent with the heroes of the story escaping impossible situations in the nick of time The story line itself is interesting It is about a woman who has been handed down the responsibility of Keeper of the Alter of Bones This happens out of the blue [...]

    13. Altar of Bones is the first novel by Philip Carter, a pseudonym for an author who is internationally renowned , according to the cover flap and the author description on Fantastic Fiction.At first glance, Altar of Bones seems like another Da Vinci Code type adventure in which contemporary beliefs and s clash with ancient secrets and truths However, Altar of Bones is nothing like what you would expect especially if you use its position on the bestselling list and its cover art to come to whatever [...]

    14. This is not a book I would have picked up and read just on the basis of the back cover blurb I don t go for books with an otherworldly component But my wife read it and said I might like it, so I gave it a shot I was glad she did and I did.Zoe Dmitroff is heiress to a deadly legacy Ry O Malley is seeking the truth about his recently deceased father after learning he wasn t the man Ry thought Both are on the run for their lives from people who would kill to possess the ancient knowledge now in Zo [...]

    15. As excited as I was to read this book based on the reviews, I m astonished to say that I have no desire to finish it after about 200 pages This is of a pulp thriller if there is such a classification I ve constantly been wondering why the famous author chose to use a Pseudonym, and my firm belief is because of embarrasment I don t think this author has ever written a thriller, and tried to use every literary trick in the book to create one The scenarios were so ridiculous, that it discredits a [...]

    16. The females of Zoe s family line have always been Keepers of the Altar of Bones which is believed to bring immortality if drank Rys father was part of the JFK assassination Now both are loose ends to be disposed of as a Russian mobster and a rich billionaire hunt for the Altar of Bones and a film showing the actual Kennedy assassins Fleeing across the world, the two connect in search of the secrets themselves This one was hard to put down.

    17. A 4 star This book is a fantastic easy, inbetween books book.With the fountain of life, JFK s assasination and the wealthy exploits of the rich, this is great read.Philip Carter s easy writing style ensures a fast read A real page turner.Best enjoyed with a glass or two of red wine.

    18. Welcome to Monday I for one was looking for another day in the weekend, but alas it was not to be Wham, Monday is here and it is time to get my act into gear Early in the day I put up my interview with Best Selling Author John Locke, if you missed it, go back and check it out there is some good stuff there Today on the blogtalk show ,The G ZONE we have Bri Clark as a guest,the conversation should be lively and fun Tomorrow my guest will be Betty Otter Thompson Okay the novel that was in my hands [...]

    19. First Line Rosie knew the stranger had come to kill her as soon as he walked into the circle of light cast by their fire.Starting with an escape from a Siberian prison camp in 1937, Altar of Bones travels to the present day in a non stop deadly quest for two items that several groups will stop at nothing to possess San Francisco lawyer Zo Dmitroff receives a letter from the grandmother she never knew telling her that she s the keeper of an ancient secret concerning a Siberian cave known as the A [...]

    20. This book starts out with an old homeless woman being pursued by a man The woman knows that if she keeps running, she just might be able to live another day Unfortunately, the woman is not fast enough The last words out of the woman s mouth is They didn t have to kill him he never drink from the Altar of Bones I got it back The next scene takes reads back in time to 1937 in a Norilsk prison camp on Siberia, USSR It is here that readers start to learn about what the Altar of Bones is really abou [...]

    21. Had this been written as some kind of satire, I would have probably chuckled along even though satire is not at all my thing But it wasn t This author was dead serious and somehow managed to write one book with every single action book movie cliche I have ever heard I was maybe 200 pages in before I realized that what I was reading was completely absurd You know what tipped me off The main character was running from the bad guy and she ends up in a Parisian marketplace and the bad guy runs into [...]

    22. This was on roller coaster of a book The term page turner hardly does it justice I was hooked from the first page and just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next Some if it I had guessed, which disappointed me a bit, I would have preferred it if the big kill referred to in the book had been a not so famous kill already.Nevertheless, the writing flows so well you just want to keep reading It s a different sort of conspiracy, in that the reader knows quite early on what the [...]

    23. This book grabs you immediately by the throat and doesn t let you go until the end Carter was descriptive, creating scene and character well, without being too wordy Told in third person, past tense, this story pulls you in and makes you feel like you are there I won t rehash the plot here, as that has been covered well already All of the above with regard to the high suspense, high stakes nature of the story, there was a plot point that made me groan due to its implausibility Another issue, whe [...]

    24. I was suppose to be reading Mary Shelley s Frankenstein but instead found myself reading this book after I left the previous at home and resolutely chose the latter out of all the other to read books in my trunk Surprisingly, the book really pulled me into its plot All of these questions that I just needed to know the answers to What is the altar of bones What s on the film so many people are so desperate to get What is the Big Kill How is everyone connected The main protagonists Zoe Dmitroff an [...]

    25. One word Fantastic This is truly a masterful piece of suspense thriller storytelling It starts in Siberia brrr with a young woman who is in possession of a secret She helps her so called boyfriend escape from the prison she works in, and they end up in this cave This takes place a long time ago Jump to the present An old man,father of 2 grown sons,ends up in the hospital pretty much on his death bed His one son, Dom is a priest, his other son, Ry works for the DEA Well the old man wanted to conf [...]

    26. If you re a Dan Brown fan than this book is better Recommended to me by a friend and I will be recommending to others for sure The story starts in Siberia in 1939 when Lena Orlova escapes from a Soviet gulag to her place of safety a cave containing the legendary Altar of Bones The story though is present day when Zoe Dmitroff finds out that she is the last in a line of women who have been entrusted to guard the secret of the Altar of Bones She finds herself thrown into a dangerous quest to prote [...]

    27. I liked the beginning quite a bit Until the Heroine, Zoe, got to Paris Then I got a bit miffed at the author due to the following paragraph view spoiler Wine from dozens of broken bottles ran like rivulets of blood along the gutter Zoe saw an old man with a loaf of bread tucked under one armpit try to scoop some up with his beret OK A beret is made of felt, no way to scoop anything in it Men don t wear berets in Paris, never did outside of american films since the 17th century if then I found th [...]

    28. I m not impressed with Altar of Bones concept of immortality it was not able to create an original idea that separates it from others who tackled this gift or curse But this book is impressive on its own It s incredibly fast paced and action packed It gripped me and had me turning pages than I normally would The way the prologue and first chapters were written built a good foundation for the reader s curiosity The mystery gradually unfolded on its own connecting the past consequences in the pre [...]

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