Blurb (as on Goodreads):
Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history’s greatest crimes.
Academics and Holocaust survivors dead in mysterious circumstances. Museums and libraries burning. Digital records and irreplaceable proofs lost forever.
Former White House operative Maggie Costello has sworn off politics. But when the Governor of Virginia seeks her help to stop the lethal spiral of killings, she knows that this is bigger than any political game.
As Black Lives Matter protestors clash with slavery deniers, America is on a knife-edge and time is running out. This deadly conspiracy could ignite a new Civil War – but who stands to gain most from the chaos?
Book 4 of the Maggie Costello series presents to us a murdered historian and a tragic fire that destroys billions of manuscripts containing evidence of some key events that shaped our history and documents that mentioned the greatest of crimes committed throughout history. Now, the seriousness of the situation can be found throughout the book through dialogues, unless you already know what a scary situation it is.
Maggie Costello, a former White House operative is called into investigating this murder and throw some light into what could be the greatest loss in the history of documentation. This was my first introduction to Costello and I truly admired her character- adamant, smart and rational.
Sam Bourne is one of those authors who know how to surprise you even when all the facts are right in front of you. This murder and conspiracy mystery was no less.
What I loved most about it is that it’s fast-paced without being messy or confusing. The narration shapes the characters, the locations and the plot in a manner that evokes suspicion and thrill. This political thriller has a heady mix of thrills and chills and that’s what makes it entertaining and a must read.
*Thank you, Hachette, for the copy. All opinions are my own*