After two millennia of not being worshipped, many of the Greek gods and goddesses have faded from existence, but some still remain. In the city of New York, the current identity of Artemis is Selene DiSilva -- a private investigator who protects those women who seek her out.
Selene comes upon the body of a woman brutally murdered in a ritualistic manner in Central Park. Unfortunately, she will not be the last. Her name was Helen, and in her final moments had called out to the goddess but Selene had heard her not. Enter Helen’s colleague and former lover, Timothy Schultz, a Professor of ancient Greece and its mythology. Selene and Timothy are forced by happenstance to work together to solve the mystery of several murders and how they are connected to the theft of ancient artifacts from several prominent museums. A very dangerous someone has resurrected an ancient sacrificial rite. That someone is attempting to amass power, the end game being to restore themselves to their former glory. The rituals are affecting Selene as well, placing her in a very mortal dilemma. The list of suspects is not lacking – Apollo, Hades, Dionysus, Hermes…
I was caught up in the mystery and mythology from the start. The location was also a plus, exploring some of the nearly forgotten places of New York City reimagined as ancient world locales.
This is the first in the Olympus Bound series, but can also be read as a stand alone.— From Christine's Choices