Ribbons of Death (Stella Hunter Series: Book 1) by Edita A. Petrick

Ribbons of Death (Peacetaker Series Book 1) by [Petrick, Edita A.]

Publisher: Solstice Publishing

Date of Publication: February 6th 2015

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Where the book can be found: Amazon 

Series: The Stella Hunter Series:

Ribbons of Death (Book 1)

The Harmony Scroll (Book 2)

The Byzantine Connection (Book 3)

Book synopsis:

A supernatural catalyst for death rises from an ancient myth. Can a federal agent and a medieval scholar stop its terror before it spreads across the US? 

Only a miracle allowed federal agent Timothy Carter to survive the terror of an Egyptian demonstration that turned into a bloody riot. It was only the first of many such horrors. Now he has an assignment: Stop the identical riots spreading across the US, no matter what it takes. As an ex-soldier, only one way makes sense for him. Find the person … or thing … causing these senseless riots and take it out.

Stella Hunter was forced out of the academia because of her work tying obscure myths and mythological events, together across all global cultures. Only one person had believed her, and his theories were even more far-fetched than hers. Now the Egyptologist, Dr. Fineas Gahiji is dead in a suspicious Cairo traffic accident and Carter is on her doorstep waiting for answers.

As a terrorist that the ancient records identify only as the Peacetaker, orchestrates vengeance using a mythological being, Stella and Carter seek to end this threat to the US in this high-stakes thriller before he or it rips the nation apart.

Ribbons of Death is the first book in the Peacetaker series. If you like pulse-pounding action and mythological thrillers similar to Dan Brown and National Treasure, you’ll love this first Peacetaker tale.

Buy Ribbons of Death and begin this page-turner right now!

My review:

This book got off to a slow start. For the first few chapters, I didn’t know where the author was going to go with it. After the carnage of the demonstration and meeting Agent Carter, it more than delivered.

Carter was a mysterious person and you learn about his background over the course of the book. The fact that he was caught up in the demonstration that ended in the carnage that was in Egypt.

Stella Hunter wasn’t mysterious. What you see is what you get with her. I love that she is kinda ditzy, super smart and not afraid to punch someone if needed too.

The author also made no qualms about naming the bad guys in this book and I loved it. She comes right out in the first two chapters and names them. The rest of the book is dedicated to finding The Peacemaker and his handler. And, of course, having Stella and Carter outwit the bad guy’s minions. Loved it!!

There was a slight romantic connection between Carter and Stella. No sex or anything but something deeper. I can’t wait to see if the author decides if they are going to be linked in the upcoming books!!

The ending was great but it wasn’t what I expected. It did pave the way for the next book. The person who they didn’t capture in this book will make an appearance in the next one (read the book to find out!!)

How many stars will I give Ribbons of Death? 4

Why? It had a very slow moving start, with characters that weren’t fully explained about until 3-4 chapters into the book. But once the ball got going, it didn’t stop.

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Will I reread? Yes

Age range? Teen on up

Why? Some language, lots of violence. No sex

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