Little was to be desired while reading this book. Long, drawn out, overly detailed, Altar of Bones left little for the imagination in what is defined as a “real page turner”. New York bestselling author Greg Iles, reviews Altar of Bones as; “Dan Brown meets Robert Ludlum…Gripping, incredibly fast-paced.” Did he even read this book? It was more like Dan Brown meets Jackie Collins, meets dime-store harlequin romance novels.
A priceless artifact from early Russian history allies two strangers across the globe in a race against evil forces and a conspiracy to large for anyone hero. 645 pages of a drawn out game of cat and mouse, Altar of Bones has 200 pages of needles detail. Any further description of this story would read the few chances this book will get picked up.
Fortunately, did not spend $9.99 US dollars, so I have at least something positive to say about this book. Philip Carter is a pseudonym for an internationally renowned author who should stick to penning novels under his own name, because at least here he can still sell books by name recognition.