A romantic suspense mixed with Ancient History... Slave Queen by H.B. Moore (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

You can see my reviews of book one here and book two here.
Read below for my thoughts on book three and enter the giveaway...

Slave Queen (An Omar Zagouri Thriller #3)
Slave Queen
(An Omar Zagouri Thriller #3)
by H.B. Moore
Adult Romantic Suspense
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 352 Pages
August 30th 2016 by Thomas & Mercer


Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendent of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making.

Targeted by an antiquities collector who’s also descended from a chief rival for the ancient throne, Zagouri soon uncovers a modern-day conspiracy that threatens the lives of his family and the security of a nation.

To expose the plot, Zagouri must team up with Naim, the son of his nemesis, who heads an international black-market operation that may have ties to the killings. From ancient Constantinople to the present-day Middle East, Zagouri is on a collision course with history. Time is running out to solve a royal mystery and stop a ruthless killer—one who has Zagouri’s name on his hit list.

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My Review

SLAVE QUEEN continues the story of Omar Zagouri, along with his girlfriend, into the Middle East as he finds himself pulled into a conspiracy that is full of danger based on ancient writings. Readers who have enjoyed this series to this point, will definitely enjoy this addition as will those who enjoy their suspense mixed with some romance and Ancient History.

The story starts right off with some tension between Omar and Mia and then a call from Omar's father that brings Omar onto the playing field and right in the middle of the conspiracy going on. I've always liked these characters, so I immediately connected to them again at the beginning of the story. I did lose some interest while the other plot lines (three total) were developing. I think I would have been more engaged if there would have just been two plot lines or something... The Ancient History part was interesting as well, although there again, I lost some interest in the switches and wanting more fast-paced pertinent information instead of the slower-paced story. There were also a few places where things were unrealistic (such as having a regular citizen go undercover with no training). About half-way through the story begins picking up as the plot develops more and we find out more about the historical side. Then ending was climatic, as always, and tied everything together.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed parts of this and wanted more from other parts. I still really like these characters and getting to delve into some Ancient History, even if mostly fictional.

Content: Some violence, innuendo, closed-door love scenes.

Source: Received a complimentary copy through a tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

Other Books in the Series

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About the Author

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under the pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational nonfiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.

Tour Schedule

Tuesday 6th - Katie's Clean Book Collection
Wednesday 7th - Lisa is a Bookworm / LDS Writer Mom
Thursday 8th - Empower Moms
Friday 9th - My Book a Day
Saturday 10th - Wishful Endings

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