New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell brilliantly displays her incomparable talents in a story of treachery, greed, conspiracy, and murder that will hold the reader spellbound until the final word.
It is the opportunity of a lifetime for Kate Chandler, the chance to cut seven rare and priceless sapphires and solidify her reputation as a world-class jewel cutter. But something goes tragically wrong when the sapphires vanish. Missing also is the man Kate trusted to transport the gems: her half brother, Lee, who now, quite possibly, is dead. Suddenly she is on the run, pursued by federal agents who suspect her of being the criminal mastermind of a cunning bait-and-switch scheme.
Only Kate suspects the awful truth: She's unwittingly stumbled into a conspiracy of deceit, betrayal, and cold-blooded murder. Getting FBI special agent Sam Groves to believe her is a step in the right direction -- but it may be one that's too little and too late, because he's not the only one chasing Kate. The order has already been passed down to a ruthless assassin that Kate Chandler must not be allowed to live ...
About the Author
Elizabeth Lowell's acclaimed suspense novels include the New York Times bestsellers Blue Smoke and Murder, Innocent as Sin, The Wrong Hostage, Always Time to Die, The Color of Death, Die in Plain Sight, Running Scared, and Moving Target, as well as four books featuring the Donovan family: Amber Beach, Jade Island, Pearl Cove, and Midnight in Ruby Bayou. Lowell has more than thirty million books in print. She lives in Arizona and Seattle, Washington, with her husband, with whom she writes mystery novels under a pseudonym.
“Elizabeth Lowell’s keen ear for dialogue and intuitive characterizations consistently place her a cut above most writers in this genre.”
-Charlotte News & Observer
“I”ll buy any book with Elizabeth Lowell’s name on it.”
-Jayne Ann Krentz
“Romantic suspense is her true forte.”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune
...a diverting read for thriller fans.
“. . .a riveting mix of suspense and romance, sure to increase Lowell’s popularity.”
-Booklist on Pearl Cove
“. . .delicious tale of romantic suspense. . .”
-Booklist on Jade Island