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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Realm of the Unknown - James McPike

November 2012

James McPike

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

At the scene of a brutal murder in the Middle East, Vince Ramsey, Ritual Investigator for the Ministry, comes across a pendant in a buried skeletal hand. Knowing little about this pendant, he heads to the local museum to discuss the pendant with the director of the Antiquities Department. There he meets an attractive woman, April, who is assistant to the director, and learns the pendant is much older than first imagined.

Teaming up with April, Vince sets off on a quest to uncover the significance of this pendant. It soon becomes clear that people are willing to kill to get their hands on this item, and it's up to Vince to keep both himself and April safe while trying to solve the murder.

At first, I wasn't sure where Realm of the Unknown was headed. It starts in the past and then jumps to present day. Usually, this trips me up, but the distinction between past and present was clear. The introduction to Ramsey's character took a bit for me to get used to. I couldn't really decide what exactly his role was because he's not a police detective, and therefore I couldn't understand why he had any power at all when it came to gaining access at crime scenes.

Once I got past that, I started to really enjoy Realm of the Unknown.

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