As Dom listens to his father’s deathbed confession, he soon finds out that he knows nothing about his father. In Altar of Bones by Philip Carter, Michael O’Malley tells his son that he needs to find Katya Orlova and get a film from her, or he and his brother will be killed. Dom tries to contact his brother Ry, but gets the answering machine. Dom is scared for his life and for his brother’s life. He’s not sure what the film is, or even where he could find it and he knows that his brother has the knowledge to help him out.
At the time of the confession, a homeless woman, Rosie, is murdered in the park. She knew they were coming for her and she’d been waiting. She hopes that her granddaughter, Zoe Dimtroff, can get the message she really needs.
The Altar of Bones is a riveting story taking the reader back decades as you try to find out what the Altar is, and what it does. So many people are trying to find it, and many are willing to kill for it. Even Zoe’s own mother is trying to get her hands on it. As Zoe runs through Paris, she finds herself caught up with Ry O’Malley. The two work together to find the Altar of Bones to see if they can stop all those trying to get it for the wrong reasons. Can they find it in time and save it from those who want to kill them?
I find that Philip Carter does an amazing job of drawing you into the story in just the first chapter and continues to keep you glued to the book. I really enjoyed the story and how far back in time he takes you, the reader, in time. There is a lot of swearing and the use of the F* word and some graphic sex scenes. I would recommend this to readers, as long as they aren’t bothered by the swearing and sex. It really is a good story behind all of that.
You can read an excerpt here.
Title: Altar of Bones
Author: Philip Carter
Page Nos.: 464
Release Date: March 8, 2011
Available for purchase: Amazon
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way