April 27, 2013

Worry about those rare books!

An Acceptable Sacrifice (MysteriousPress.com Bibliomystery)An Acceptable Sacrifice by Jeffery Deaver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very intriguing short story by one of my favorite author's, Jeffery Deaver (my favorite book of his: Praying for Sleep).

You find out in the opening pages that two killers from either side of the border have been sent to kill a drug kingpin in Mexico ... but is this man a drug kingpin, or just a successful business man? You wonder as you turn the ebook pages. Deaver heightens the stakes of the story when you begin to worry that an innocent person may be killed. He further heightens the stakes when you are drawn into the story to the target's rare book library, a possible target for the attack. Can't say more, that's all just the beginning.

Deaver clearly knows his books. A book collector myself, I enjoyed this bibliomystery tremendously. A thriller built around rare books is always fun to read; one with the Deaver touch is thrilling.

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