Altar of Bones by Philip Carter

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 lady in modern day San Francisco free up 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 girl at the run encounters a determined guy along with his personal hooked up previous and vengeful agenda.  pressured to partner for survival and solutions, a fast-paced and lethal online 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 anticipate 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 formidable premise to go away you shocked and breathless on the finish.

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It isn’t. That’s my point,” Lucy said. “There’s no such thing as a BioGraph watch or device, or anything that might remotely fit what Toni Darien was wearing. ” “I mean it doesn’t exist on the Internet, within the communication network, or metaphorically in cyberspace. In other words, a BioGraph watch doesn’t exist virtually,” Lucy said. “If I physically look at whatever this thing is, I’ll probably figure it out. ” “Shit, don’t let them get out their screwdrivers and hammers,” Lucy said. “Being swabbed for DNA, that’s all.

In fact, it’s already started. Hopefully I’ll catch up with him before he heads home. ” Rene placed her hands on the steel gurney’s push handle. ” “I saw the commercials for the show. ” Rene was still talking about TV. “Except I can’t stand Carley Crispin and what’s the name of that profiler who’s on there all the time? Dr. Agee. I’m sick and tired of them talking about Hannah Starr. ” “You think she’s dead? ” Rene’s voice followed Scarpetta into the elevator. “Like what’s-her-name in Aruba? Natalee?

If she’d just give me a little more time to recover. ” “Yeah, and I’m Spider-Man. From what I hear, men aren’t what wind her clock. I look at her and go, no way. Must be a vicious rumor because she’s powerful, right? Any woman who’s got her kind of power and prominence? You know what they say, doesn’t mean it’s true. Don’t get my girlfriend on the subject. She’s a firefighter. ” “No shit. She in the Female Firefighters calendar? This year’s? ” “I said it was an assumption. So, my question. Is it an assumption about Jaime Berger?

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