Maya is on a solo trip to Paris to mend her broken heart. But within the first few days she is accused of murdering someone, and is then violently attacked by the real killer. She is saved by a French journalist who was investigating the woman Maya is accused of killing. Together they must find the object the murderer is looking for, while surviving at the same time. Will they be able to do all this, and clear Maya’s name?
This is The Da Vinci Code with a twist. Action packed mysteries, murders, a secret society, a legend about immortality, and a steamy romance. I flew through it, and never could guess what was going to be revealed next.
The scenery and locations were described quite elegantly. It was very easy to picture the locations and feel of the city. They do play an important part in the story, and it would be impossible to have it set anywhere else.
Maya and Simon were interesting, well developed characters. As were all the minor characters. Each one seemed to contribute something special to the story, and each one made their own impression. My favourite people were Brian and Jerrod, even though they had very minor roles.
A word of caution: the romance scenes get a bit graphic. They are very steamy and passionate, but there are only a few scattered into the story.
Overall, a very exciting read with a unique twist. I would definitely recommend this to fans of Paris, The Da Vinci Code, or a good romance story.
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