Book Reviews of The Mask of Atreus (Deborah Miller, Bk 1)

The Mask of Atreus (Deborah Miller, Bk 1)
The Mask of Atreus - Deborah Miller, Bk 1
Author: A. J. Hartley
ISBN-13: 9780425209134
ISBN-10: 042520913X
Publication Date: 4/4/2006
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
The Mask of Atreus was a slightly above average suspense thriller. It was an easy, fast read that was well written despite a few things that should have been found by the editor. The plotting was done well and the story moved along at a good pace. The historical and archeological parts of the story were very interesting going back from ancient Greece to WWII.
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Helpful Score: 3
interesting mystery (with references to but not really focusing on archaeology) set in contemporary Atlanta, with visits to Egypt and Russia. The mystery begins with an ancient mask found in mysterious circumstances, touches on events in Germany in World War II, and then plays with racism (vanishing in some case, lingering in others) in the contemporary south
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Helpful Score: 2
A compelling read with an unexpected twist near the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
Intriguing new spin on an old conspiracy theory- kept me interested and involved all the way to the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good, creepy novel a la Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
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Helpful Score: 1
Very different story line and the ending was awsome,I loved this book!Take a chance and read it.
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Confusing until the end--hang in, you'll love it!!
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I enjoyed the book. The pacing was good, the main character was flawed (which is good to see in an action thriller - no superhero), the puzzle was interesting and done well. I would maybe read the author again or read the next book in the series.

It did not have all the suspense I was looking for.

It made me wish I knew a little more about Greek mythology, but not enough that I will look for a book on the subject.

I was surprised to see a reference book Brothers In Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heros, [a Black Tank Battalion] by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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I was very disappointed with this mystery/suspense novel. The plot was so full of red herrings and ludicrous trips abroad that it made no sense. The heroine, a museum curator, tries to solve the mysterious death of her boss, who was hiding a collection of artifacts from her. However, we soon realize that 1. the artifacts are priceless, 2. oops, maybe they are fakes, 3. they have something to do with WWII, 4. that neo-nazis abound in Georgia, 5. that anyone can hop on a plane to Russia and unearth buried secrets from 70 years ago knowing no Russian, 6. Same goes for Greece, but knowing not a word of Greek.
All in all, this book was one of the worst I have read of the genre.
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Old Story, New Twists, unexpected ending!!!
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A secret room in a museum has become the final resting place of its proprietor, whose dead body lies surrounded by an astonishing collection of Greek antiquities - a treasure once looted from the Nazis. A priceless Mycenaean death mask has been taken, along with the bones of a legendary hero thought to exist only in ancient myth. The theft draws museaum curator Deborah Miller into a terrifying web of murder, mystery and devastating retribution by those whose dreams of glory remain undefeated. This book is in very good condition and is a great read!
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Unlikely thriller with the dumbest heroine in recent memory. A museum curator attempts to solve the murder of her mentor, which involved either the greatest treasure of the ancient world, or a clever forgery. Or maybe something else entirely.
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A decent first book... how can you go wrong, based off the cover; a swastika overlaying a Mycenaean death mask.
The book flowed alright, and the story was interesting enough. I guess it was just missing a little something... a little extra that could have made it really great. It didn't have some of the finishing power of some of the other books in its historical fiction/action-adventure genre.
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A secret room in an obscure museum has become the final resting place of its proprietor, whose dead body lies surrounded by an astonishing collection of Greek antiquities---a treasure once looted from the Nazis.
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actually haven't read it...but received it with a high recommendation. I just have too many to read right now
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A secret room in an obscure meseum has become the final resting place of its proprietor, whose dead body lies surrounded by an astonishing collection of Greek antiquities, a treasure once looted from the Nazis.

A pricelss Mycenaean death mask has been taken, along with the bones of a legendary hero thought to exist only in ancient myth.

The theft draws museum curator Deborah Miller into a terrifying web of murder, mystery, and devasting retibution by those whose dreams of glory remain undefeated.....
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From the back of the book:

A secret room in an obscure museum has beocme the final resting place of its proprietor, whose dead body lies surrounded by an astonishing collection of Greek antiquities--a treasure once looted from the Nazis.
The face of death...A priceless Mycenaean death mask has been taken, along with the bones of a legendary hero thought to exist only in ancient myth.
An unholy grail of extraordinary power.
The theft draws museum curator Deborah Miller into a terrifying web of murdwer, myster, and devastating retribution by those whose dreams of glory remain undefeated...