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Short Synopsis
In this novel from the author of The Bestseller and The Crypt Thief, Hugo Marston must figure out what lies hidden inside an old sailor's chest before a 200-year-old blood promise is revealed and claims another life.

Full Synopsis
In post-revolution Paris, an old man signs a letter in blood, then hides it in a secret compartment in a sailor's chest. A messenger arrives to transport the chest and its hidden contents, but then the plague strikes and an untimely death changes history.

Two hundred years later, Hugo Marston is safeguarding an unpredictable but popular senator who is in Paris negotiating a France/U.S. dispute. The talks, held at a country chateau, collapse when the senator accuses someone of breaking into his room. Theft becomes the least of Hugo's concerns when someone discovers a sailor's chest and the secrets hidden within, and decides that the power and money they promise are worth killing for.

But when the darkness of history is unleashed, even the most ruthless and cunning are powerless to control it.

"Engaging . . . the cliffhanger chapter endings and an exciting chase involving the Queen Mary II liner keep the reader riveted." ---Publishers Weekly

"Top-notch mystery in a skillfully delineated Parisian setting." ---Booklist

"A vow made in blood unravels the most unusual events of Marston’s career and his friends — a CIA agent and Capitaine of the French police — are once again his able companions during this excellent entry in the series." ---RT Book Reviews

The Blood Promise

A Hugo Marston Novel

Author Mark Pryor

Narrated by Todd McLaren

Publication date Feb 28, 2017

Running time 10 hrs 29 min

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