The Killing Curse

The Killing Curse

by H.B. Moore


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Omar Zagouri should have known that the hunt for an ordinary art thief in London would end up being far from ordinary. Abducted and carted across several countries until he's locked up in the middle of Jordan's desert, Omar becomes the target of an underground crime organization that dates back to the Crusaders era. As Omar works to uncover the deadly secrets that connect centuries of deceit, he finds himself trying to prevent an honor killing from turning into another tragedy, while exposing the ancient crime organization for generations of lethal corruption.

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ISBN-13: 9781947152007
Publisher: Mirror Press
Publication date: 04/26/2017
Series: Omar Zagouri Thriller
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

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The Killing Curse 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mara1108 More than 1 year ago
Oh. My. Goodness. How does Heather Moore write such complex stories? This is the latest in the Omar Zagouri thriller series and I think it's the most action packed of them all. For those who are new to the series they usually have 3 storylines--2 in the present going on in different parts of the Middle East (or wherever he and Mia are) that are tied together, and 1 in ancient times which connects with the present day storyline. The way Heather Moore does this makes for great storytelling. Omar's in London trying to mix business--training a new agent, Joseph Bar, and bring down notorious art thief, Ehan Sayid, with pleasure--attending his cousin's (Chad) graduation from college, all in one weekend. Oh Omar, you should know better. It seems as if trouble follows you around. With all the action--shooting, a kidnapping, even rocket launchers I'm surprised Omar is still alive. Of course Mia's there to save his rear a couple of times. Aamira is one of the main characters. There's not much I can say about her without having to post a spoiler alert. She's from Al Karak, Jordan and has been in London attending college where she met Chad, Omar's nephew, but goes back to Jordan after their graduation. I'd love a follow up book or novella about Aamira. Eleanor's (Nadia) story is told from ancient Karak starting about 1187 A.D. and takes place during the Crusader wars. Her step-father was Raynald of Chatillon, leader of the Christian Crusaders and her mother was Stephanie of Milly, a wealthy French heiress. Eleanor's birth father was Humphrey III, Lord of Toron who died when she was a young girl. Her story is incredible. Her life took a completely different turn from what she thought it would be or planned it to be, not once, but twice in just a matter of months. This is a fast paced story and I couldn't stop reading it; I wanted to see what was going to happen next to Aamira, Eleanor (Nadia) and Omar. As soon as I thought someone was safe, things changed. The characters are great and become real to me as I'm reading. I can't wait for Omar's next adventure.
AE2 More than 1 year ago
Omar Zagouri's work becomes personal when he figures out that his latest target, an art thief, is also the brother of Omar's cousin's girlfriend--which is bad news for Aamira, because her family is ruthless has a history of mysterious deaths to female relatives. When Omar realizes that Aamira's family is part of an ancient order sworn to uphold the honor of their people--and they'll kill anyone who they feel dishonors them. This means Aamira's life is in danger, but soon, so is Omar's. Moore alternates the contemporary story of Omar trying to save his own life as well as Aamira's and bring Aamira's family to justice, with the Crusades-era story of Eleanor and Jed. The tying together of past and present storylines has been my favorite thing about the Omar Zagouri series...and I wish there had been more in this book. I really wanted to see more of what happened with Eleanor and what happened to her--and how it affected the characters in the present day. The action scenes are well-written and keep you on the edge of your seat. I received a free copy from the author. All opinions are my own.
momisreading More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The story was so interesting and so gripping. There were many twists and turns that flowed together seamlessly, keeping me in suspense. I kept thinking, “Oh, good! Everything’s going to be okay.” Then immediately it was, “Ahh! Everything’s not okay!” I didn’t want to put it down! I loved the historical portion of the book, and really looked forward to those chapters. There was such sweet romance, and still so much action. I was glad we got to know Eleanor/Nadia’s true story while it was being speculated about in the modern sections of the book. The author shines a light on honor killings through this work. It’s hard to believe that something so indefensible still happens in our world, yet I know it does. As a mother, the very idea breaks my heart. The author’s notes at the end give more information about honor killings and are worth reading. I have read several books by Heather B. Moore, but this is the first of her thrillers. I’ve been missing out!! I definitely want to read the rest of the series. I received a free copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.