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Button Man, The: A Hugo Marston Novel Paperback – 1 December 2014
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"In The Button Man, Mark Pryor is at his finest, spinning a tale of intrigue and deception so thrilling you'll stay up all night to finish it."--Elizabeth L. Silver, author of The Execution of Noa P. Singleton "The Button Man is one of those books that's so much fun to have waiting for you on the nightstand or desk--just sitting there, smirking at you, promising an excellent time if you'd just hurry up and get done with your chores. Terrible things, clever people, and a bit of sexy thrown in for good measure, The Button Man is well-written with a snappy pace. In short, it's everything that makes us love mysteries in the first place." --Jamie Mason, author of Three Graves Full
"The stunning English scenery, like the Parisian backdrops of Marston's previous adventures, shines throughout the book, and Pryor has a particular gift in bringing the spookiness of the old country to an American audience.... Fits in perfectly with the rest of the Hugo Marston novels."
"Full of surprises with delightful, quirky characters and resplendent with descriptions of London, the English villages and countryside, this prequel to The Bookseller is a well-written and entertaining read that will captivate both Hugo Marston fans and newcomers alike."
―Terry Ambrose, author of License to Lie
Praise for previous Hugo Marston novels:"Once you've had a bit, you can't wait for more." --Oprah.com "Enough intrigue to satisfy every reader...." --RT Book Reviews "The Hugo Marston series now belongs on every espionage fan's watch list." --Booklist
About the Author
- Publisher : PROMETHEUS BOOKS; 1st edition (1 December 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 270 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1616149949
- ISBN-13 : 978-1616149949
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.75 x 20.96 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 424,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The story is set in London where Hugo is posted to the US embassy to run its security and of course in his abundent spare time he investigates an ancient mystery. Assigned to guard / protect / babysit two Hollywood stars in London it doesn't take long for things to go pear-shaped and in a pretty spectacular way. The body-count rose quickly (I think it might have stopped at 6, but I cannot remember) and almost in an ofhand way. I didn't feel the nasty suspense that was a feature of other instalments.
For me the best features of the Paris trilogy was the excellent descriptions of small and large features that brought Paris to life. This was enhanced by the great support cast (e.g. Claudia) that helped make Hugo a more enjoyable and appealing lead. The description of London didn't excite me as much and the support cast were a bit flat - I guess Merlyn was written to be interesting and provocative, but I much prefer Claudia from Paris. Anyway each Hugo Marsten story is good and this one had its moments, but not my favourite of the series so far. It can't be easy to keep a series alive, so congratulations to the author Mark Pryor for all of the work and effort that has gone into The Button Man.