Friday, April 24, 2015

Dead Secret: A Tony Gabriel paranormal mystery thriller

Dead Secret: A Tony Gabriel paranormal mystery thriller by Richard Milton

Dead Secret: A Tony Gabriel paranormal mystery thriller

"It was obvious from the day he was born that the Gabriel boy took after his mother in every way. He would be a marked man from birth to death . . ." 

Investigative journalist Tony Gabriel inherits a bizarre mystery when he is left the research papers and books of a long-dead Cambridge historian - and a human skull. With no clue to the meaning of this mysterious legacy, Tony puts his years as a reporter to use to investigate who he really is - and is stunned by what he uncovers. 

"Suddenly, all the rules of his life seemed to have been broken at once." 

Tony's investigations lead him to The Chadwick Foundation - a wealthy and secretive institution whose beliefs in the paranormal both repel and attract him. Are they just rich, powerful people playing an elaborate game, or have they truly gained paranormal powers to penetrate the mystery of the future? 

Eve Canning is the keeper of The Foundation's secrets, a powerful and enigmatic woman whose regal beauty turns Tony’s search for the truth into a very personal quest - and his life and beliefs upside down. 

And she seems to know more about Tony than he knows about himself. Is he from an ordinary suburban background, as he believes? Or is he descended from the Bourbon Kings and Queens of France - possessing royal blood in his veins and inherited psychic gifts? 

"You see more than ordinary people. It's in your blood." 

Tony is bewildered by the horrifying conspiracy he begins to unravel. Can human heads really be used to predict the future of entire nations? Why would the immensely wealthy Chadwick Foundation pay $7 million for the skull of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev? Is the British government and its intelligence services involved? When Tony witnesses the Home Secretary die in an elaborate sex ritual at a Belgravia dinner party he knows he has gone too far to back away. 

He also discovers that Eve's form of lovemaking is addictive - and has a price. She is a sadist who specialises in erotic asphyxiation. And she has revived a ritual form of sex from French revolutionary times that literally makes death an aphrodisiac. 

"Are you afraid of me? She asked. Yes, he said. . “. 

Tony has more to fear than just the Chadwick Foundation. Sinister French scientist C├ęsar Casimir - expelled from the Pasteur Institute under a cloud - wants to make Tony the subject of an experiment to prove the existence of precognitive powers - but it is an experiment conceived in hell, where success means death.

“I am the keeper of a great secret. I have been looking for someone worth sharing it with.” 

When Tony is initiated by Eve and her paranormal cult into the ultimate terrifying secret, he has a decision to make that can cost him his life: he can achieve a form of immortality but only by risking everything. 

4.0 out of 5 stars exciting storyApril 24, 2015
This review is from: Dead Secret: A Tony Gabriel paranormal mystery thriller (Kindle Edition)
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review*
This is a long twisting tale of history and trying to find ones self. I enjoyed the mystery as it unfolded. At times I felt it was a bit too drawn out. But in all, the story of Tony and Evelyn was interesting and keeps you turning the pages.
I do have to say, as a romance reader, the sexy parts of this story didn't feel right. Had it been left out, it may have fit much better.
In all, if you're looking for an exciting story that has lots of history, and suspense, this is a wonderful book for it. It reminded me of a "Davinci Code" type movie, with secrets, private estates and what not. The thrilling story will take you through time, science and more. Enjoy this book!
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