Thursday, February 18, 2010

What Remains of Heaven by C.S. Harris

What Remains of Heaven is the fifth and latest installment in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries, and is another winner.

It's 1812 and this time Sebastian is sought out by his own aunt to help in a murder case. Two corpses have been found in an ancient crypt - one fresh, one there for decades. Are the murders related or was it pure coincidence?

Sebastian again finds himself plunged into London's seedy underworld, coming across the lowest of the low. One unique suspect he comes across is a son of an American founding father. Another suspect is stalking Sebastian, sought out on revenge of an event from the past.

There isn't as much action as there is in the previous books, but once it finally pops up, boy is it good. That is one thing that is ace about these books: spectacular action sequences. Fantastically intense and exquisitely paced.

In the course of his investigation, Sebastian not only finds out long buried secrets connected to these two corpses, but secrets about his own family, that make him question his own existence. Events in this book will forever change Sebastian's life and I can not wait until the next book in the series is released!

My reviews of the previous books in this series:
What Angels Fear (#1)
When Gods Die and Why Mermaids Sing (#2 & #3)
Where Serpents Sleep (#4)