Arachne’s Challenge by Edita Petrick
Reviews / June 1, 2017

Title: Arachne's Challenge Series: Peacetaker Series Book 4 Author: Edita A. Petrick Publisher: Amazon Digital Release Date: August 19, 2016 Pages: 316 A suicide bomber strikes at an unremarkable department store in upstate California. A week later, two teenage nerds perish in a house explosion that left a crater in the ground but otherwise did little damage beyond its perimeter. Five days after the tragedy, a dying teenage car thief whispers ‘Marseille’ to the FBI agents at her bedside. Any of the three gruesome events would have seen Senior Agent Vern Saunders summoning his crack operative, Carter, once on contract to the Justice Department. Today however, Carter, lives far removed from such events. He is planning to surprise his wife, ex-history professor, Stella Hunter, with a trip to Europe to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. He’s prepared to make it into a half-working vacation because Stella has no concept of relaxation. What he’s not prepared for is to start his vacation by finding himself threatened not only by the terrorists, car thieves and artifact smugglers, but also by something that even mythology can’t explain. Book Review: Arachne’s Challenge by Edita Petrick Review by Dawn Thomas 316 Pages Publisher: Amazon Digital…

The Byzantium Connection by Edita Patrick
Reviews / June 1, 2017

Title: The Byzantine Connection Series: Peacetaker Series Book 3 Author: Edita A. Petrick Publisher: Amazon Digital Release Date: January 27, 2016 Pages: 328 Dr. Stella Hunter and her husband Carter have seen more unbelievable things in their short time together than most couples ever see in a lifetime. The incarnation of ancient myths, beasts of lore, and deadly curses follow them wherever they go, and never seem too far behind the strange happenings that keep occurring. When Stella is brought in to consult with Father Malvan of St. Hedwig’s Church in Detroit, Carter is stunned by a strange occurrence that makes him question the limits of age and the existence of magic. The presence of a mysterious stone statue and the heartbreaking toll it takes on Father Malvan is only the beginning, as the pair begin a dangerous journey to help track down something that used to be a man until he disgraced himself by trafficking a little boy with a curse on his head. At the crossroads of miracles and curses, Stella and Carter must confront the stunning reality that nothing is ever as it seems…and retribution may not be merely death. Their original plan was to continue gathering…

The Harmony Scroll by Edita Petrick
Reviews / June 1, 2017

Title: The Harmony Scroll Series: Peacetaker Series Book 2 Author: Edita A. Petrick Release Date: August 10, 2015 Pages: 376 Stella Hunter’s adopted son was born with a curse. The curse lies dormant within him and the amulets that awaken it have been destroyed, but the curse is still a death sentence shadowing Gabriel’s life. Stella discovers Gabriel can be free of the curse forever. But the golden scroll holding the incantation that can free him was lost twelve hundred years ago. It’s why, almost a year to date from the time Carter braved a horrible blizzard just to be able to knock on Stella Hunter’s door, the two are following a trail again—this time searching for a mysterious scroll that a few unreliable historians documented in the course of time. The incantation seared into the gold or calfskin scroll (no two historians can agree on the medium) is a powerful tenet, thought to be capable of removing all curses, ancient and modern. Stella clings to her belief that she’ll be able to find the lost scroll. She’ll then read the incantation seared into it by the Almighty’s hand and the Peacetaker curse will dissipate. Carter thinks she’s being insanely…

Ribbons of Death by Edita A. Petrick
Reviews / June 1, 2017

Title: Ribbons of Death Series: Peacetaker Series Book 1 Author: Edita A. Petrick Publisher: Amazon Digital Pages: 372 A career soldier who survived a deadly riot in Cairo, and a reclusive mythology expert from Montana, race against time to find the product of legends that’s cutting a bloody path across the continent. *** One snowy evening, a stranger with a horribly scarred face stomps on the porch of Stella Hunter’s house, holding her latest book of myths and legends. He points to the bloody fingerprints of the book’s now deceased owner, marking a passage of the Peacetaker myth. When she asks how he came by the book, he tells her he took the controversial book from the lifeless hand of a traffic fatality in Cairo. And suddenly, Stella could swear that somewhere a clock started ticking down to doomsday. After all, the fate of humanity depends on whether she was right or wrong when she wrote her infamous book. Book Review: Ribbons of Death by Edita A. Petrick Review by Dawn Thomas 372 Pages Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Women Sleuths, Fantasy, Mythology Dr. Fineas Gahji is the Assistant Direct of the Cairo Museum of Antiquities. He has…