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The Devil's Elixir by Raymond Khoury
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The Devil's Elixir (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Raymond Khoury (Author)

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"Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin, heroes of Raymond Khoury's bestselling Templar thrillers, return in an edge-of-your-seat story that reaches from the present day back to 1800s Mexico-and possibly beyond. What if there was an herb, previously lost to history in the jungles of Central America, capable of inducing an experience so momentous it might shake the very foundations of Western civilization? What if powerful forces on both sides of the law got wind of that herb, and launched a violent, uncompromising pursuit to be the first to exploit it? And what if FBI agent Sean Reilly and his girlfriend, Tess Chaykin, were, unknowingly, the only two people who could keep the lid on this existential Pandora's box, one that's capable of destabilizing the world? In Raymond Khoury's million-copy-selling Templar novels, Sean and Tess traveled the globe to unravel ancient mysteries with present-day ramifications. In The Devil's Elixir, Sean and Tess find themselves in a race-against the clock, against drug kingpins, and even against the DEA-to merge two divergent trails, one several hundred years old, the other as current as a heartbeat, which together may lead humanity to the brink of annihilation. Packed with the nonstop suspense and unexpected twists Raymond Khoury's fans delight in, The Devil's Elixir is destined for bestseller lists everywhere. "--… (more)
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Title:The Devil's Elixir
Authors:Raymond Khoury (Author)
Info:Dutton (2011), Edition: 1st, 371 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****
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Not as good as the first two becuase the pov kept switching from first to third person, but still lots of action.
  AnnaHernandez | Oct 17, 2019 |
Taková obyč detektivka - FBI, drogové kartely, paranoa a strach, reinkarnace a její vysvětlení konspirační teorií.... Nenadchne, neurazí. ( )
  mountbatten | Oct 26, 2017 |
Tess & Reilly return in the third entry of the Templar series, which this time has nothing to do with the Templars, but rather a Mexican drug lord from Reilly's past who believes in reincarnation.

Enter a DEA agent with a thirst for revenge, a brainwashed 4 year old and a hookwinked university professor and the race to catch the drug lord before he gets his hands on a secret recipe he believes the child has locked away in his memories from a past life.

A fast paced tale with plenty of action and a new subject matter from the last two books, which was a welcome change. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Mar 28, 2017 |
fast paced action, very good read ( )
  petrichor8 | Jun 6, 2016 |
The third book in the Tess Chaykin/Sean Reilly series. This time they're not chasing Vatican conspiracies or other religious stuff, but drugs and a drug kingpin.

This time their two stories seem a bit more separated than they were in the first two books, not just physically... but, on the other hand, they're working on the same mystery as usual.

Sean gets called by a former co-worker. She and Sean were also together. She's being chased by people who want to kill her, she also has some big news for sean.

Meanwhile the the bad guys are chasing after a drug to end all drugs, sort of.

It's much more of a thriller than mystery, 95 to 5 percent. But so are all of Khoury's works. It was well written for the most part, although at the beginning some of the ages were confusing.

Still, once I got back into the world of Sean and Tess the book was a fast and fun read.

A lot of it wasn't surprising at all, it seemed like a boilerplate thriller, but then the plot took a twist and definitely didn't go where I thought it would.

A solid four star thriller. Kept me on the edge of my seat in multiple ways. ( )
  DanieXJ | Sep 26, 2014 |
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