Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Review of Murder on Olympus, by Robert B. Warren

Title: Murder on Olympus
Series: Plato Jones
Author: Robert B. Warren
Dragonfairy Press
Release Date:
April 11th, 2013

At first glance, the Gods of Olympus are as different from one another as salt is from sugar. Despite their bickering, they share a universal bond, a thread of commonality that unites them.

They’re all jerks.

After a stint with the Olympic Bureau of Investigation, Plato Jones is through with the Gods and their political games. Against his protests, he's drawn into a murder investigation, where the murderer's targets are the Gods themselves.

Plato has cracked some tough cases: exposing cheating spouses, capturing treasonous heretics, hunting three-headed dogs. But this time he’s in over his head. How can he solve a crime that’s impossible to commit? And what chance does Plato—a mere mortal—have against something powerful enough to kill a God?

I am not sure when or how, but I had seen this cover and had read this blurb, and wanted to read it. When it was offered for review, I jumped on it. Though it felt like it took me a while to get through this novel, it was SO MUCH FUN!

 Plato is the stereotypical P.I. Sarcastic, hurting for money, a bit of a boozer and a bachelor.  He enjoys driving his ex-wife  crazy, and enjoys oogling beautiful women and their errrr... assets.  But he also once worked for the Olympic Gods, and he does not have fond memories of them at all.  

Which makes him oh so interesting. 

Not to mention, I was a total fanatic for mythology as a kid and teenager, specifically on the Greek gods themselves, so this book was a double treat!

And in this book, the impossible happens! The gods, who are supposed to be immortal, are dying! Someone found a way to exterminate them, and is doing it in a bloody, icky, and super violent way. And the one and only Zeus wants Plato on the case, and will NOT take no for an answer. 

This was a fun and captivating read, full of action, with some delicious sarcastic and comedic moments thrown into the mix. This is a series that I would love to continue just to see the messes that Plato finds himself into next!

About the Author: 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—Roll Tide! He currently lives in the South.
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