OLYMPUS CONFIDENTIAL by Robert B. Warren *Giveaway
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by Robert B. Warren
Wisecracking private investigator Plato Jones is used to cleaning up the gods’ messes. But this might be his most dangerous case yet, placing him deep behind enemy lines, in Tartarus Maximum Security Penitentiary. After infiltrating the enemy’s organization, Plato inches closer to the truth. But he learns a hard lesson along the way: to defeat a villain, he might have to become one himself.
Olympus Confidential skillfully weaves humor and Greek mythology into this fast-paced fantasy. Whether new or returning to the Plato Jones series, fans of thrillers, contemporary fantasy, and Greek mythology will have a tough time putting this one down.
“Have you heard about the recent bank heist?” Hermes asked.
I had. According to reports, four robbers, all resembling humans, used godlike abilities to murder two security guards, injure a dozen police officers, and cause extensive property damage. Three of them had been captured but no longer displayed superhuman powers. The fourth escaped by flying away, taking the entire haul with him—over a million stolen credits.
“Yeah,” I said.
“Then you know how important it is for us to handle this before it becomes a bigger issue,” Hermes said.
“What’s the matter? You and Daddy Dearest afraid of being overthrown by a few puny humans?”
Anger flashed in Hermes’s eyes. I was still too hung over to care.
“Excuse me?” he said.
“You heard me. Humans have been pushed around by the Gods from the very beginning. And it’s not just us; it’s other races too. Minotaurs, satyrs, giants, anything that walks, crawls, swims, or takes a dump. We’ve all had enough of your crap.”
Hermes grinned unexpectedly. “That’s borderline heresy, Mr. Jones. But considering what you’ve been through, I’ll give you a pass, this time.”
Olympus Confidential is the second book the Plato Jones Series by Robert G. Warren. I’ll start by saying this read isn’t my normal cup of tea. It took me awhile to get into. But, once I did what a read!
First – the new world is run by Greek God’s. I was very impressed by the research that went behind each of the characters to keep some type of semblance to the mythology we all have learned over the years. Plato Jones is a human detective that at one time worked for the God’s of Olympus. Plato is one of those guys that you instantly like, he is hard-nosed and sensitive at the same time. In this installment he is pressured into working for them undercover. (As in given no choice).
He is sentence to what is supposed to be the modern Alcatraz, to infiltrate a group of humans that have somehow displayed superhuman powers. It is a ride! At times you don’t know which side to root for.
I would highly recommend this book to fans of thrillers, fantasy, mythology and science fiction. The only reason I didn’t give the book 5 Fangs is because it is not a stand-alone novel. I was a bit lost trying to sort some of the characters because I did not read the first book in the series.
A fan of thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction, Robert B. Warren has been writing stories ever since he could hold a pencil. In 2009, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and creative writing from the University of Alabama. He currently lives in the south.
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