The Blood Promise

The Blood Promise

Hugo Marston Series, Book 3

eBook - 2014
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Hugo Marston must figure out what lies hidden inside an old sailor's chest before a 200-year-old blood promise is revealed and claims another life. In post-Revolution Paris, an old man signs a letter in blood, then hides it in a secret compartment in a sailor's chest. A messenger arrives to transport the chest and its hidden contents, but then the plague strikes and an untimely death changes history. Two hundred years later, Hugo Marston is safeguarding an unpredictable but popular senator who is in Paris negotiating a France/U.S. dispute. The talks, held at a country chateau, collapse when the senator accuses someone of breaking into his room. Theft becomes the least of Hugo's concerns when someone discovers a sailor's chest and the secrets hidden within, and decides that the power and money they promise are worth killing for. But when the darkness of history is unleashed, even the most ruthless and cunning are powerless to control it.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: 2014
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Seventh Street Books, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1404 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781616148164


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Jan 07, 2018

Even better than the first in the series, "The Bookseller," this is the third. SPL only has the second as an ebook, not a real book, which is my preference. That caveat aside, this book is even better than the first. Hugo, security guard to the US ambassador in Paris, gets along, though must be reined in at times. At other times, he needs to call on his former FBI friend Tom to solve complex problems. And this is a complex problem. Delicate negotiations between the French and US governments are due; the US wants them out of Paris so that they will not attract too much French attention. The original US delegate has received death threats. He's replaced at the last minute by Charles Lake,, a Francophobe whose been elected for his anti-European stance. Hugo, who loves Paris, is his "babysitter." Lake keeps disappearing from his hotel room, and threatens to upset the delicate negotiations. Eventually, he bugs off, going back to the States on the QM II. Tom is helicoptered onto the cruise ship, and confronts Charlie, with completely unexpected results. The book is bookended by a letter written in 1795, hidden in the secret compartment of a seaman's chest, to Thomas Jefferson. Fascinating, and I can't wait for more in the series.

Apr 18, 2017

Not as compelling as the first two books. Rather disjointed at times and hard to follow. Still a good story.

Feb 27, 2017

Just finished a paperback copy of this book. Enjoyable read.

Aug 23, 2016



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