The God of the Hive
Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath of a murderous secret organization bent on infiltrating the government. Now they are separated and on the run, wanted by the police, and pursued across the Continent by a ruthless enemy with limitless resources and powerful... show more
Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath of a murderous secret organization bent on infiltrating the government. Now they are separated and on the run, wanted by the police, and pursued across the Continent by a ruthless enemy with limitless resources and powerful connections.
Unstoppable together, Russell and Holmes will have to survive this time apart, maintaining contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes. But has the couple made a fatal mistake by separating, making themselves easier targets for the shadowy government agents sent to silence them?
A hermit with a mysterious past and a beautiful young female doctor with a secret, a cruelly scarred flyer and an obsessed man of the cloth: Everyone Russell and Holmes meet could either speed their safe reunion or betray them to their enemies—in the most complex, shocking, and deeply personal case of their career.
Publish date: 09-08-2011
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#10)
Another excellent entry in the series. This is perhaps the most James Bond-ish of the lot; political machinations, spy action, secrets and danger all 'round.
Another book in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, which I love in general. This one was not as satisfying because the two main characters are separated for 90 percent of the book. The case is intriguing, and Sherlock's brother Mycroft's involvement is crucial, but the ending is a little...
This is the tenth in the Mary Russell series, where King gives Sherlock Holmes an unlikely (on the surface) romantic and professional partner: Mary Russell, a feminist, American, Jewish, an Oxford theological scholar--and less than half his age. It works though, usually the Russell books are a compl...
Intertwining this mystery with the previous surface villain was a very clever move, building tension and risk without sacrificing the competence of any of the protagonists. Robin Goodman is a mysterious figure, and I still don't quite understand his place in the conclusion.
I didn't like this one as much as I have liked other Mary Russell Books...I felt this one kind of dragged on.