God of the Hive by Laurie R King

Read: May 21 - May 30
Format: Advanced Uncorrected Proof 354 pages
Source: LibraryThing ER program free for review
Subject: Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes
Challenges: 101020, 75 Book, Thriller,
Category: Books found - Internet/thru LT/library/bookstore
Genre: Mystery
Stars: 4

The mystery and characters that were remaining at the end of The Language of Bees are front and center with this sequel. Holmes is desperately trying to keep his son, Damien Adler, alive and out of Scotland Yard's custody while Russell is responsible to keep Damien's daughter, Estelle, safe. While they escape from Rev Brothers' fiasco in different directions, the reader knows that they will eventually meet up and resolve the issues.

Rev Brothers' attempt to become a god are thwarted in the Language of Bees but in the God of the Hive we see that Brothers was just a cover-up for more sinister motives by those seeking power. Mycroft is threatened, Holmes protects and Russell investigates finding out things she wished she hadn't.

Having read all the previous Russell/Holmes mysteries I had no problem following the plot, however, I do believe that for this book to make sense to the reader The Language of Bees is a necessity.

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the continuing saga of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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