The Death Mask Murders

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“Gabriel Farago’s legendary new thriller novel, The Death Mask Murders is an absolute must for fans of Indiana Jones, or Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon historical, fact-based mysteries.”
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The Death Mask Murders (Jack Rogan Mysteries Book 7)

Seven brutal murders. A cursed Inca burial mask. A lost treasure. One deadly game.

When convicted killer Maurice Landru reaches out from a Paris prison and asks for help to prove his innocence, celebrated author Jack Rogan cannot resist. Drawn into a web of hidden clues pointing to an ancient mystery, Jack decides to investigate.

Joining forces with Francesca Bartolli, a glamorous criminal profiler, Mademoiselle Darrieux, an eccentric Paris socialite, and Claude Dupree, a retired French police officer, Jack enters a dangerous world of depraved cyber-gambling where the stakes are high, and the players will stop at nothing to satisfy their dark desires.

Following his ‘breadcrumbs of destiny’, Jack soon comes up against an evil genius who terminates his enemies without mercy and is prepared to risk all to win.

On a perilous journey littered with violence and death, Jack uncovers dark secrets of a murky past of ruthless conquistadors, bloodthirsty pirates and shipwrecked priests, all pointing to a fabulous Inca treasure, waiting to be discovered.

Can Jack expose the mastermind behind the horrific murders and retrieve the legendary burial mask before it falls into the wrong hands, or will the forces of darkness overwhelm him and destroy everything he believes in?

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Chapter 48

Kuragin chateau: 7 November


The police officer sitting in the car parked in front of the Gatekeeper’s Cottage watched as the motorcycle rider crossed the bridge and approached the cottage. ‘Let’s see what he wants,’ he said to his colleague, a young constable, and got out of the car.

Wearing a leather vest with the logo of a well-known Paris courier company on the back, Petrinko pulled up next to the police officer holding up his hand, and stopped his bike. ‘Delivery for Monsieur Landru,’ he said and pushed up the visor of his helmet.

‘You can give it to me. I’ll take it to him.’

‘All right,’ said Petrinko and opened his saddle bag. Smiling, he reached into the bag, pulled out a Glock 19 with a silencer attached, and shot the officer in the forehead without taking his eyes off the constable sitting in the police car, watching him. Even before the dead police officer hit the ground, Petrinko had fired two more rounds as he got off the bike. The first shot shattered the windscreen of the police car, the second hit the constable, a young woman, in the shoulder. Petrinko opened the driver’s door and looked at the constable staring at him, her eyes wide with disbelief and fear. ‘Nothing personal, love,’ he said and shot her between the eyes, and then adjusted the GoPro strapped to his chest that had recorded it all.

As Petrinko turned around, he could see a black van cross the bridge. Realising that timing was critical, he hurried over to the van as it pulled up behind the police car. ‘All clear,’ he said.

Readers' Favorite Review of The Death Mask Murders

The Death Mask Murders by Gabriel Farago is the seventh book in the Jack Rogan Mysteries series. Jack Rogan is planning a holiday but it doesn’t take long before he is dragged right into another mystery. Maurice Landru is a convicted killer, currently serving time in Paris. He wants help proving he is innocent and Rogan jumps at the chance. Teaming up with criminal profiler Francesca Bartolli, socialite Mademoiselle Darrieux, and a retired French police officer called Claude Dupre, Rogan finds himself in the middle of a dangerous game of high-stakes cyber gambling. As the danger rises, he has to face an evil genius who kills without a second thought and wants victory, no matter what the cost. Rogan’s journey to the truth is one of violence, death, and a cursed Incan burial mask that must be retrieved at all costs. Can he get to it in time or will everything he believes in be destroyed forever?

The Death Mask Murders by Gabriel Farago is part of a series – I haven’t read any of the others but I don’t feel I missed out on anything in this book. However, like any series, the books are best read in order to get the full picture, especially where the main protagonist is concerned. This story is a real action-packed thriller with plenty of twists and turns to keep you reading. The past and the present collide in a gloriously written, entertaining mystery story, with well-researched historical content entwining seamlessly with the present-day. The characters are wonderfully developed, real people with their own stories to tell and incredibly likable. This is a fast-paced story that will grip you from the first to the last page, one of the best-written murder mystery thrillers I have ever read. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great story to lose themselves in.

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite

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