Published by Blue Shutter Publishing on April 26th 2017
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Hardy Durkin heads to the pristine Engadine Valley in Switzerland with the Skimarathon in mind, but is detoured by a body in the snow and an exotic beauty. While assisting TIGRIS in the hunt for a terrorist arms buyer he narrowly escapes two attempts on his life and meets a new and very deadly nemesis in Engadine Aerie.
In an Oyster Shell – A thrilling mystery in an exotic setting.
The Pearls – This is a travel mystery. The greatest appeal of these books is the setting. The swiss alps during a ski excursion was an exotic setting. It was fortified with descriptions of the landscape. Also with descriptions of the local food offerings. The author did a good job of making you feel like you were right there in Switzerland.
The mystery was thrilling. The action starts right away with a glimpse into the first murder. The action is furthered when the body is found. After that, the action is pretty non-stop making for a fast paced read. The mystery is multi-faceted. You have several mysteries going on at once. That gives the story more depth.
The main character was strong and well-defined. This is the fifth book in the series. It can be read as a stand-alone. With it being the fifth book the author has a really good grasp on who her main character was. It makes for a good read. The supporting characters were well-defined and helped the plot go along. There were a lot of supporting characters but it is easy to keep track of who is who.
The Sand – The author goes on a tangent about some Knights. I didn’t see how this fit into the story.