Monday, May 15, 2017

No Living Soul by Julie Moffett [Review]

 No Living Soul by Julie Moffett
No Living Soul (Lexi Carmichael Mystery #9) by Julie Moffett
Format: ebook
Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: October 19, 2016

Lexi Carmichael Mystery
0.5. No Money Down
1. No One Lives Twice
2. No One to Trust
3. No Place Like Rome
4. No Biz Like Showbiz
5. No Test for the Wicked
6. No Woman Left Behind
7. No Room For Error
8. No Strings Attached
9. No Living Soul - Kindle

Julie Moffett
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Although I never expected it, my work as a computer geek has me traveling around the world, solving mysteries and fighting bad guys. Sometimes with my friends, but always with trouble by my side. So you'd think by now, I would've expected to be plagued by danger when I headed to Egypt with my best friend, Elvis Zimmerman, and boyfriend, Slash, to help track down Elvis's missing and estranged father. Nope.

Genius runs in the family, and we quickly discovered Elvis's father is hot on the trail of an ancient and elusive artifact. One that people are willing to kill to find. Tombs, tablets, scarabs, and code come together as we follow a set of clues that has been waiting millennia to be discovered. Cracking code is my speciality, but I never expected to tackle one from fifteen hundred years before the advent of written language.

But the sands of time are running out. We are facing death as it was before the pyramids even existed. If the artifact falls into the wrong hands, we won't be able to rewrite history. So it's up to us to find and safeguard the secret to ensure no living soul ever encounters it...again.
Thoughts on No Living Soul: Oh, Lexi. Only you could stumble onto something as epic as what you found here just by going to visit a friend. I kinda like your style. You just take all the crazy being thrown at you and run with it.

Sometimes literally.

This time around, Lexi's off to Egypt to help her BFF Elvis with a few unresolved issues his estranged father has tossed into his life. Her most excellent boyfriend, Slash, joins them (because he knows what sort of trouble Lexi can get in when not properly supervised, I presume) and they head off to cause some shenanigans. Actually, they head off to fine Elvis's father. The shenanigans are just a byproduct.

As always, I adore both Lexi's smarts and her endearing social awkwardness. I appreciate a woman whose knee jerk reaction to hearing she has a fan club is to run and hide. Also, I like how Lexi so often overthinks the little things that happen between her and Slash, blowing them all out of proportion before taking a deep breath and confronting any issues head on.

What can I say? The lady is fearless.

Here's to many more adventures to come!

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