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The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King
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May 10, 2011

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This is the second Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell I've read. I listened to the first in the series on CD and I see this is #10. I probably wouldn't have been so confused if I had read them more in order. The novel jumps into the middle of the storyline and then fills in the missing pieces as the story progresses. The story opens with Mary and Holmes on the run after a religious fanatic has killed Holmes' daughter-in-law and kidnapped Holmes' son and granddaughter. Mary rescues the granddaughter, Estelle, and heads towards London while Holmes and his wounded son escape and end up in Holland. In the meantime, Mycroft Holmes disappears and is reported dead. Eventually, Holmes and Mary get together in London after each has hidden awary their charges in safekeeping. They share their respective information and begin unraveling the mystery. I didn't think the true antagonist and his motives were clearly defined, but maybe there was more info on him in prior novels in the series.
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Tracey If you're going to continue in this series then you need to go back and read #2-9. Really! This series builds on every book and you'll be lost.


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