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A perfect marriage of sensuality and suspense, this sparkling new offering from Roberts (Birthright, etc.) and her alter ego, Robb (Imitation in Death, etc.) takes readers on a two-part journey-first to the quaint burg of Angel's Gap, Md., and then to New York City, 56 years in the future. A multimillion-dollar diamond heist connects the two halves and fuels the first story, which focuses on the romance between sexy PI Max Gannon, who's working for the company that insured the diamonds, and smalltown antiques dealer Laine Tavish, daughter of a notorious thief. Laine has worked hard to overcome her heritage, but when her father's best friend is killed outside her shop, she becomes the target of a ruthless killer who thinks she has her father's share of the take. Because the story skips ahead in time, Max and Laine have little time to explore their affection for each other, but Roberts still manages to make their whirlwind romance both believable and charming. A nerve-shattering encounter between Laine and the villain shows Laine to be as capable and crafty as Lt. Eve Dallas, who's the driving force behind the novel's second half. Set in the year 2059, the continuation finds Eve on the trail of a murderer who's after the diamonds that were never recovered from the decades-old heist. Though the identity of the criminal is apparent midway through, Eve's charismatic personality and colorful crew-including her former thief husband, Roarke, and her partner, Peabody-keep the energy level high. A true master of her craft, Roberts has penned an exceptional tale that burns with all the brilliance and fire of a finely cut diamond.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
New York Times best-selling, RITA award-winning Nora Roberts teams up with her pseudonymous writing personality, J. D. Robb, in this sexy, suspenseful novel centered on a fortune in stolen diamonds. Roberts begins things in present-day Maryland, where Laine Tavish, owner of an antiques and collectibles store, finds her attempts to erase any connection to her con-man father, Jack O'Hara, threatened when one of her father's "business associates" shows up and is killed in an automobile accident. Her father's involvement in a diamond heist brings not only a cold-blooded murderer to Laine's door but also insurance investigator Max Gannon, who won't rest until he finds the missing jewels. Robb adds a new twist to the tale 50 years in the future when Laine's granddaughter, Samantha Gannon, writes a best-selling book about the diamonds. The murder of Samantha's house-sitter brings Lieutenant Eve Dallas on the scene in search of a killer who will do anything to possess the sparkling stones. Robert's latest is another addictive blend of scintillating prose and sharply etched characters that will dazzle and delight her devoted readers. John Charles
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This is part of a wonderful series! Everyone should read the "In Death" series; very entertaining!!!Published 10 months ago by Adrienne LeBlanc
Great combination book from my favorite author, just LOVED it.Published 14 months ago by Dana Taramina
I find it amazing that so many people don't like the second part of the book. Please don't judge the second part as "boring". If you were a J.D. Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by Melinda Cronin
The first part was okay, it's got romance, sex, suspense, just everything it needs. But when part 2 came, it was as boring as hell. Read morePublished on July 8 2004
Loved the first half; good characters, people you got interested in ana cared about....but TOO MUCH SEX!! Second half... Read morePublished on June 12 2004 by dandysmom
For the longest time, many readers including myself did not know that Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb were the same the same person. Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by M. E. Newell
This book consists of two novels - the first one is the story of Laine Tavish and Max Gannon on the trail of stolen diamonds. Read morePublished on May 9 2004 by NurseMare
This book to be was a dissapointment for sure. I was really looking foward for it to come out because of all the talk that surrounded the book, but when i finally got it it was not... Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by bobby