Book Reviews of Summer of the Dragon

Summer of the Dragon
Summer of the Dragon
Author: Elizabeth Peters
ISBN-13: 9780812507546
ISBN-10: 0812507541
Publication Date: 2/15/1989
Pages: 339
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
Book Type: Paperback
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The job was 600 miles away from home and tuat made it perfect. It didn't even matter that Hank Hunnicutt had a reputation as a kook; he was, D.J. Abbot thought, merely eccentric. After all, didn't he surround himself with every self-proclaimed practitioner of the occult arts who came his way?
So, a thousand dollars a month, all expenses, the opportunity to spend some time on an Arizona rance . . . it was everything a young graduate student trying to prove herself might want. And it was . . . until Hank suffered an accident, then disappeared.
Suddenly, the guests wre eyeing each other--and D.J. with fear and suspicion. Only the person responsible knew what was going on, and when D.J. got too close to uncovering the truth, she discovered that some of the games being played by the people at the ranch have a deadly intent. And that she might just be the intended . . .
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I received SUMMER OF THE DRAGON just as I'd finished a couple other books, and instead of putting it correctly at the bottom of the TBR pile, I read it the day it came. What a rollicking, fun, mystery/adventure/romance! I loved it!
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I am a great fan of Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz), especially the Amelia Peabody mysteries. Summer of the Dragon is a very tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted mystery that is great entertainment, if that is what you are looking for. It was written in 1979, so is a little dated in some aspects, but is still capable of holding one's attention.
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Enjoyable, light reading.
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An early Peters novel and a fun read.

"The job was 600 miles away from home and that made it perfect. It didn't even matter that Hank Hunnicutt had a reputation as a kook; he was, D.J. Abbott thought, merely eccentric. AFter all, didn't he surround himself with every self proclaimed practitioner of the occult arts who came his way? So a generous salary and all expenses, the opportunity to spend some time on an Arizona ranch .. it was everything a young graduate student trying to prove herself might want. And it was ... until Hank suffered an accident, then disappeared. Suddenly the guests were eyeing each other and D.J. with fear and suspicion. Only the person responsible knew what was going on, and when D.J. got too close to uncovering the truth, she discoverd that some of the games being played by the people at the ranch had a deadly intent. And that she might just be the intended."