The Mask of Atreus

The Mask of Atreus - A.J. Hartley Entertaining thriller story, with its basis in Schliemann's archaeological excavation of Troy (and what became of the artifacts). As is probably obvious from the cover art, there is a Third Reich/Neo-Nazi tie-in as well.Hartley builds an interesting cadre of characters who are very real in their foibles. As someone who has studied archaeology and volunteered in a museum, I can tell you that the sections about provenance, dating and the like are spot-on.This book kept my interest in a "beach read" sort of way. Those who like fast-paced historical fiction with an archaeological bent will be drawn into this tale.