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Raven's Blood by Deborah Cannon

Friday, August 24, 2012
Haida archaeologist Jake Lalonde dreams the same dreams as his ancestors, and his profession has taken him to strange and fascinating places before. When the corpse of a colleague and friend, Vincent Carpello, appears in the back of a freight truck, however—his stiff hands miming the form of a raven rattle—Jake’s thirst for adventure sets him on a dangerous journey that may just be his last.
At the University of Washington a team of researchers that include Jake’s fiancée, Angeline Lisbon, know that Jake’s now deceased colleague, Vincent Carpello, was on the cusp of a major discovery that had the potential to turn the world upside down. But when a Venus statue is stolen, Jake goes missing, and a cypher disappears, Angeline sets out to find Jake—Interpol’s number one suspect. Tracked by a dubious Interpol agent, Angeline follows the clues that soon lead her to a raven-worshipping goddess cult in the subterranean Mithraic temples of Rome.
In this supernatural archaeological thriller, the shadow of a shaman must help Jake find his way back to the only world he knows so he can save both himself and Angeline—before it is too late.

Goodreads Summary

Bodies, blood, and mystery.  Raven’s Blood takes readers on a fantastic journey with archaeologists and main characters Angeline Lisbon and Jake Lalonde.  Angeline must rescue her fiancé, Jake, who has disappeared and is suspected of murdering a colleague.  I loved this book despite not reading the first three in the series.  Cannon fills her readers in and does not leave them wanting for adventure or great characters.
    If there is any justice in the world, this series will be made into movies.  The entire time I read this novel, I was imaging the scenes taking place in my mind.  This is the type of book where you can’t help doing that.
    Readers who love mystery and mysticism will love Cannon’s books.  The detail she puts into her work shows and adds to the reading experience.  Every book is set in new, exotic locations loaded with history and intrigue.  Anyone could love this series.
5 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*
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  1. Unknown said...:

    Oh the cover is super creepy!!

    hanks for the review!

  1. Susan T. said...:

    This sounds awesome! I'm sold!