Monday, September 18, 2006

Book review

Thirty years after his death, Marsden Hexcamp's ‘Art of the Final Moment’ remains as sought after as ever. But this is no ordinary collection. Hexcamp's portfolio was completed with the aid of a devoted band of acolytes – and half a dozen victims, each of whom was slowly tortured to death so that their final agonies could be distilled into art.
When tiny scraps of Hexcamp's ‘art’ begin appearing at murder scenes alongside gruesomely displayed corpses, Detective Carson Ryder and his partner Harry Nautilus must go back three decades in search of answers.
Meanwhile an auction has been announced and the death collectors are gathering. These wealthy connoisseurs of serial-killer memorabilia will pay millions to acquire Hexcamp's art – unless Carson and Harry can beat them in their quest for the anti-grail.

This book is fantastic. Written by the author Jack Kerley, and one in a series of Detective Carson Ryder stories, it kept me hooked. Although it took me awhile to read, (not because of the book and story itself but because of things going on with myself), every new chapter got me wanting more, and I must admit that sometimes the story did drag a little. With very little new information being told to you. Dispite this, I suggest that the next time you're looking for a book to read, pick up a copy of this. The story before this edition is called The Hundredth Man and from what I can gather, the next edition is called The Broken Souls. With another novel called A Garden of Vipers. I'll be buying The Hundredth Man this week. Jack Kerley has now taken place next to Patricia Cornwell in my must buy books.


Michele said...

Ok. I am having trouble with my computer but I wanted you all to know that I miss you very much and that I was thinking of you. I hope every one is well. I will be back soon. STFU, Danny. :P Be safe and know that you are in my thoughts.

nenni said...


we all miss you!

Michele said...

Holy shit. I can leave comments from my phone. Yay! No more saddies, Jen. :D

nenni said...


The wonder of a cell phone gets Michele back with us!!!! :D :D :D :D

Michele said...

I just love my cell phone. This is the only place it will let me post. Weird. So...How the hell have you been?

Michele said...

Where are Luna and Danny?

nenni said...

I've been ok. I'm without a computer at the moment, which is pissing me off. Luna and Daniel still come here. Well, mostly LUna lol. I've told her you've left comments!

Take care, my love

DaNi3L said...

Why do you even care Michele =( as always you are Mean and you said and I quote

"STFU, Danny"