8 December 2015

Review// Last Stop: Paris Blog Tour

This book is not usually one I would have picked up but I was kindly sent Last Stop: Paris* by John Pearce and I did really enjoy it and couldn't put it down.

"When readers last saw Eddie Grant in Treasure of Saint-Lazare (2012), he was hot on the trail of Nazi war loot in the company of his on-again, off-again lover, Jen. As readers return to Eddie’s shadowy world of undercover deals and thugs in the employ of crime bosses, they find a quieter, more mature Eddie, now married to Aurélie, a scholar of some note, and living in pleasant domestic bliss. Onto this romantic scene come several of Eddie’s friends, who alert him to suspicious activity within his social circle, involving a man with criminal intentions and an interest in gold. Shortly afterward, a mysterious murder implicates another character from Eddie’s past. As he looks into the matter, Aurélie soon finds herself in danger; at the same time, Jen reappears in Eddie’s life, and he’s simultaneously drawn to her and eager to avoid falling into bed with her again. Soon, he and his comrades must track down another ring of criminals and protect themselves from fatal retribution"

I struggled to keep up with who was who at some points during this book but that's only because I've been suffering with really bad brain fog at the moment so it probably isn't normally a problem. 

This book is the sequel to Treasure of Saint Lazare but you can read it as a stand alone which I did as I didn't have enough time to read the other one first. Everything that you need to know from the first book is clearly explained to you so you don't miss out. However I will definitely be reading the first one now that I've finished this one.

The characters were amazing and the "villains" of the story were pretty intimidating. I loved the fact that the plot involved several countries and they were all described beautifully so it felt like you were there with them. I really need to visit Paris now.

The plot is complex but you get immersed into it which makes it impossible to put down. There's the Russian Mafia, gold smuggling, weapons dealing and kidnapping to get your teeth into as well as some romance. You get to experience the underworld of Paris and it's very exciting.

I also love the fact that you get to learn some interesting History along the way

If you love TV shows such as NCIS then you should definitely give this book a go. 


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