Christmas Awards 2011

Friday, 1 October 2010

Assassin's Honour

Assassin’s Honor by Monica Burns

Publisher: Berkley Sensation

June 2010

ISBN: 978-0-425-23416-7

Pages: 342

Modern Day, Egypt and Chicago

Emma Zale is an archeologist with a very special ability, she can see the past of an ancient relic when she touches it. She has found evidence of an ancient order of assassins, the Sicari on her latest dig that she never truly believed was real until now. Now she is suddenly finding more trouble than she ever thought was possible. When someone shows up on her doorstep in Chicago looking for an item that she has no idea what it is her life takes a sudden turn that she never saw coming and she just might not be able to survive. She is going to have to use all of her wits if she wants to survive what is suddenly her life turned upside down.

Ares DeLuca is a descendant of a very old line of telekinetic assassins. He is a Sicari that only kills in the name of justice and honor bound to protect the innocent. When he first shows up on Emma’s doorstep all he is after is an artifact that was lost to the Sicari hundreds of years ago but now it seems Emma might be the key to finding it again. When he shows up though he bring a whole lot of trouble to Emma’s doorstep when all he really wanted to do was get in and get out. Now Ares is determined to protect Emma since he feels it is his fault that she now has a great many people after her for the artifact that she never knew existed.

What started out as a simple plan to protect Emma until he can find her a safe place to live has turned out to be anything but simple. Ares is trying to fight his attraction to Emma and he is starting to realize that is going to be a losing battle but one he hopes to win anyway. The last thing he feels he needs in his life is love but it seems that fate has something else in store for him and if he isn’t careful he will lose Emma to their enemies and he is finding out that she is the one thing he really can’t live without.

This story takes some historical facts and gives it some fascinating twists that makes the book a wonderful one to read. This is a wonderfully written story that gives the reader a glimpse into both history and archeology and makes it very interesting to read about. The author brings the story to life with the well written book that will keep the reader turning the pages just to see where it will go next. This is definitely worth reading.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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