ALL PULP REVIEWS by Ron Fortier
THE MYTH HUNTER
By Percival Constantine
Release Date – May 2011
ISBN 10 – 1461050596
ISBN 13 – 978-1461050599
(Suspense – thriller – pulp adventure)
What happens when you put the best parts of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft together then mix them up with a little bit of Modesty Blaise? Answer, you get Percival Constantine’s coolest new pulp hero, Elisa Hill. From the opening action sequence to the last climatic battle with a cruel and vicious assassin, “The Myth Hunter” is a super charged thriller that never lets up.
Even when dealing with exposition scenes, Constantine shines in this adventure. His writing has matured greatly since his last book and “The Myth Hunter” captures the reader’s interest with a fluid ease of storytelling that is both polished and suspenseful. Learning that a little is often better than more, he gives us bits and pieces of Elisa’s past, when she was a mercenary tomb raider, seeking out the world’s ancient treasures solely for personal gains. Yet somewhere along the way, echoes from her parents’ teachings take root and she learns to value the non material treasures of the world, particularly honor, loyalty and courage.
Now she is out to discover the secret to the whereabouts of the fable lost Lemuria with the help of her university allies and a truly bizarre Japanese changeling. But there are also dark forces gathered against her such as the secret society known as the Order and their roguish agent, Lucas Davalos. Davalos and Elisa were once partners, now they are on opposite sides and a victory for one could mean death to the other.
“The Myth Hunter” is a solid, masterful thriller by a young writer realizing his tremendous potential. Another publishing note, “The Myth Hunter” is the first book from any publisher to bear the New Pulp logo brand signifying a very exciting movement in the field. Based on the classics of old, new pulp thrillers like “The Myth Hunter” are blazing into the future to thrill and excite an entire new generation of readers. Isn’t it time you bought a ticket on this train?