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Author: Philip Carter Narrator: Jim Frangione Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442338050
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“They didn’t have to kill him … He never drank from the altar of bones.”

These cryptic dying words from a murdered homeless woman in present-day San Francisco unlock a decades-buried secret that changed history. Now a pair of ruthless assassins is sent to cut the few living loose ends, and a young, resourceful woman on the run encounters a determined man with his own connected past and vengeful agenda. Forced to partner for survival and answers, a fast-paced and deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, taking them across the globe, from the winding streets of Paris to the faded palaces of Budapest to the frozen lakes of Mongolia—where destiny, passion, and further betrayal await them.

The Altar of Bones has it all: the Russian mob, KGB spies, presidential assassination, a doomed Hollywood legend, deathbed confessions, corrosive power, shattered families, guardians of an ancient religious icon housing a secret others will kill to possess, the dark promise of immortality—and it delivers on its ambitious premise to leave you stunned and breathless at the end.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dan Brown meets Robert Ludlum…gripping, incredibly fast-paced.” 

    Greg Iles, New York Times bestselling author

  • Altar of Bones is one of the most stunning novels I’ve ever read. From superbly etched characters to a plot rich with twists and heart-stopping action…an incredible reading experience you can’t miss.” 

    Catherine Coulter, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Offers such delirious plot twists and energetic action sequences that it is hard to resist…Should appeal to fans of Dan Brown, the late Robert Ludlum, and conspiracy fiction in general.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Comparisons to Steve Berry, Dan Brown, and James Rollins are inevitable and not unmerited. But Carter’s Altar is anything but derivative. A corkscrewing, looping roller coaster of a reading experience, it definitely belongs in the hands of thriller fans who crave speed.” 


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 5/5/2011

    " I loved this book. Action, mystery and a little was great! I finished it in one day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/1/2011

    " Excellent adventure tale with historical and contemporary mysteries. Would love to know who this writer is, don't recogniize the style, but would love to read more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 4/13/2011

    " I loved this book - it held my interest, the characters were likable and hate-able and I couldn't put it down. I liked it so much, I looked to read something else of the author's (a real compliment) but found this was his first fiction. Looking forward to reading more from him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/12/2011

    " This book is a romantic adventure with a bit of sci-fi fantasy thrown in. It was a fun read but I found it a bit predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 4/7/2011

    " Pretty cool story despite some really ugly editing errors (notably saying that a character "new" something. Well worth reading anyway. Thanks to Catherine Coulter for recommending it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maxim | 3/31/2011

    " Dreadful, and will no doubt sell millions.

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 3/28/2011

    " Just get this book and read it. It was great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 3/25/2011

    " An exciting book to read, a real page turner. It had an interesting plot and the action was fast and furious and it built to a satisfying conclusion. Good book of it's kind. Fun to read. "

About the Author

Philip Carter is a pseudonym for an internationally renowned author. His first book under this name, Altar of Bones, was a New York Times bestseller.

About the Narrator

Jim Frangione is an actor and audiobook narrator who won AudioFile magazine’s 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense for his reading of Philip Carter’s The Altar of Bones and Spencer Quinn’s To Fetch a Thief. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and has been was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His theater credits include the off-Broadway production of Scrambled Eggs and the New York premiere of David Mamet’s plays The Old Neighborhood, Romance, and Oleanna, in which he also performed with the national tour. His film and television appearances include Joy, Transamerica, Spartan, Heist, Brotherhood, The Unit, and Law & Order.