Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Diamond Conspiracy by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (Ministry of Peculiar Occurences #4)

The Diamond Conspiracy

Written by: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
Series: Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
Sequence in Series: 4
Page Count: 368 pages
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
ISBN-10: 0425267326
ISBN-13: 978-0425267325
Genre: Steampunk | Scifi | Fantasy
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Synopsis:
For years, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has enjoyed the favor of Her Majesty the Queen. But even the oldest loyalties can turn in a moment…

Having narrowly escaped the electrifying machinations of Thomas Edison, Books and Braun are looking forward to a relaxing and possibly romantic voyage home. But when Braun’s emergency signal goes off, all thoughts of recreation vanish. Braun’s street-wise team of child informants, the Ministry Seven, is in grave peril, and Books and Braun must return to England immediately.

But when the intrepid agents finally arrive in London, the situation is even more dire than they imagined. The Ministry has been disavowed, and the Department of Imperial Inconveniences has been called in to decommission its agents in a most deadly fashion. The plan reeks of the Maestro’s dastardly scheming. Only, this time, he has a dangerous new ally—a duplicitous doctor whose pernicious poisons have infected the highest levels of society, reaching even the Queen herself...

The Diamond Conspiracy (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #4)My Review:
The Diamond Conspiracy by Pip Ballantine

The Diamond Conspiracy is a fantastical steampunk adventure.

Books and Braun are flying home when they get a distress signal from France. There is a mad scientist experimenting on children and one of them, Braun's informant team-Ministry Seven, is caught in his clutches. Que the evil laugh...

Lots of action, tons of tension and truly evil and perilous conditions are just the icing on the cake with what you'll get in The Diamond Conspiracy.

There is some more romance between Books and Braun and deeper insight into Books' life.

I really enjoyed this story. It was packed with action but I did find it a bit hard to keep all the plot directions straight.

Ballantine and Morris masterfully twists historical events and figures to create these heart stopping exploits.

I received this ARC copy of The Diamond Conspiracy from PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW - ACE in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication March 31, 2015.




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