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Hunt Through Napoleon's Web by Gabriel Hunt
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Read from October 08 to 09, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

In Gabriel Hunt’s last outing, the modern day Indiana Jones abandons the artefact finding in favour of tracking down his recently kidnapped younger sister, Cifer (short for Lucifer). Travelling through Nice, Corsica, and Marrakesh, Hunt is thrown into battle against a conglomerate determined to return Egypt’s precious artefacts back to their rightful owners. It is in this creed, they lure Hunt (through kidnapping his sister) to find the elusive Second Stone, hidden by Napoleon, a stone which would allow those who possess it the ability to conquer all enemies. Driven by Cifer’s safety and the thrill of the hunt (no pun intended) Gabriel conquers terrain and man alike on his quest to forge the return of his blood. While not as good as previous instalments (notably the retelling by Ardai, Schow, and Faust) Benson does a good job at maintaining Gabriel’s charismatic and womanising persona without adding anything unique or book specific to the lead character. The subtle references to James Bond are a nice Easter egg for the nerdier types out there and kept inline with the typically tongue in cheek light heartedness of the series. The Hunt books are the perfect form of escapism, this one fits the bill without being great. Nonetheless a solid read and hopefully, not the last we see of Gabriel Hunt – 3 stars.
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