From Library Journal
Susan has come to Scotland to participate in a summer archaeological dig, a dream come true for one who has steeped herself in the lore and history of the country. Then an eccentric old man hands her a cryptic message, and she is attacked late at night in Edinburgh. Jamie Erskine, a real Scottish laird who turns out to have dark secrets of his own, aids her. As Susan and Jamie are caught up in a plot involving international traffic in historical artifacts, they must flee their pursuers through the countryside. Grace Conlin's facility for dialect enriches this pleasant mystery from the author of The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Audio Reviews, LJ 3/15/99). Her rich, deep voice effortlessly imparts life to the variety of accents and ages, and her superlative narration even makes a couple of plot contrivances seem more plausible. A good choice for larger collections.AMelody A. Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, NC
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An adroit mix of glamour and suspense. -- Publishers Weekly
Ms. Peters is truly great...this is a winner on all counts. -- San Francisco Chronicle
No one is better at juggling torches while dancing on a high wire than Elizabeth Peters. -- Chicago Tribune
This is Peters at the top of her form. -- Austin American Statesman