The 1940s: hard-boiled detectives and femmes fatale are box-office gold. In one iconic scene, set in a deserted museum, the private eye arrives too late, and the buxom beauty is throttled by an ominous Egyptian priest. Now: the Black Box Cinema immortalizes Hollywood’s Golden Age in its gallery of film noir tributes. But the mannequin of that Egyptian priest is hardly lifeless. He walks and a young starlet dies a terrifying death. Movie mogul Eddie Archer’s son is charged with the grisly murder. Eddie calls agent Sean Cameron, who specializes in irregular investigations. As part of an FBI paranormal forensics team, Cameron knows that nightmares aren’t limited to the silver screen. Working with special-effects artist Madison Darvil who has her own otherworldly gifts Cameron delves into the malevolent force animating more than one movie monster.
Wow! This sixth book in the Krewe Hunter series is phenomenal. I could not guess who was behind the murders. The bad guys used an old historical ship wreck and an old curse to keep others away from the shrunken ship. However, one man, a very good diver who cares about preserving history beat them to the find. Plus, the diver received rights to the treasures on the ship and that didn’t sit well with the bad guys. Everything was perfectly planned but as with all criminals bad guys do make mistakes. Hence, the Krewe Hunters are called in and the investigation begins.
An old mummy and its curse are making it difficult but soon people die and others are eliminated one by one. I loved the suspense, intrigue, and mystery. Heather Graham is the queen of suspense. This thriller, The Unholy, was exciting and deadly. The chase for a serial killer begun and it was only a matter of time. The book also holds some paranormal stuff but quite as much as the previous or later book in this series. Overall, I enjoyed reading it.