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Setting: Ireland, Europe, and New York City
Irish siblings Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan cherish the family legend of their great-great-grandfather's acquisition of one of the Fates, a trio of priceless, long-separated silver statues. When the Sullivans' Fate is stolen by an unscrupulous New York antiquities dealer, they vow to retrieve the little silver lady, and thus begins a quest that will send them racing across Europe, traveling through Ireland, and dodging killers in New York City. Most importantly, their search for their Fate and her two sister statues brings them into the world of a brilliant female mythology professor, a free-spirited exotic dancer, and a security expert adept at breaking and entering. This diverse sextet must meld their talents in order to thwart their enemy, retrieve the stolen statue, and stay alive while administering their particular brand of justice.
Prolific author Nora Roberts's latest tale of adventure and romance is a nonstop page-turner with quirky heroines, strong heroes, and a delightfully nefarious villainess. Toss in strong Irish, European, and New York settings, interesting secondary characters, and a plot with intriguing twists and turns and the result is romantic suspense at its best. --Lois Faye Dyer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Acts of thievery ultimately lead to justice in the wildly prolific Roberts's latest romantic suspense novel. The little silver statues representing Greek mythology's Three Fates are an art collector's dream: they're extremely valuable individually, but priceless as a trio and legend has it that when put together, they endow their owner with power over destiny. When a German U-boat torpedoes the Lusitania in 1915, petty burglar Felix Greenfield is in the midst of purloining one of the Fates from a first-class stateroom. Felix survives the ship's sinking and vows to reform. Flash to the present, in which three of Felix's descendants calculating Malachi, slick Gideon and intelligent Rebecca Sullivan have just had their Fate stolen by Anita Gaye, a ruthless and menacing antiques dealer. Vowing to recover Felix's statue, the three siblings depart Ireland to search the globe, finding love along the way with a pan-phobic Greek scholar, a stripper and a security expert. Like the Three Fates, the six principals learn that they will only be powerful enough to defeat Anita if they can operate as a single unit. Though it's a slick, snappy read, this character-heavy sudser is far from Roberts's best. She uses the words "three" and "fate" so often that the repetition becomes comic, the siblings' exotic globe-trotting amounts to little more than location name-dropping and Anita, a villainess of Cruella de Vil proportions, is a caricature rather than a character. But Roberts has been so popular, and for so long, that her legion of fans will undoubtedly forgive her for this one while eagerly awaiting her next.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This story kept me riveted - unusual characters (the women, at least) - and a fitting denouement. Really enjoyed it. 2 thumbs up!Published 25 days ago by Cynthia Mcmillan
Yes in a lot of ways this is a story about the three fates but also the three couples. Nora has been doing this for awhile now I think she first started doing that with "Montana... Read morePublished on May 30 2006 by Schatze
I don't know why some people don't like this book that much. It is my favorite out of the all the ones I have read. Read morePublished on July 12 2004
I could only subject myself to the first 100 pages before I closed it for good! Too many characters and not enough depth on any of them made this book too confusing!Published on June 10 2004
A little different then what I usually read, but interesting none the less. I like the way Nora followed the fates from I THINK it was the 1800 to present day. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004 by Elizabeth Berry
While this book wasn't bad, I did find Three Fates too busy to be entertaining. It seems to me that this book was very similar to The Stars of Mithra, but with different characters... Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003
Nora Roberts has drawn again on her love of Ireland to depict this novel of intrigue, romance and humour. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2003
I have never been overly wild about Nora Roberts, but once in a while one of her books will jump out and bite me. this was one of them. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2003 by Ana Q
Like the other reviewer said this was not one of her best. I liked the characters, though. They all seemed interesting, especially Tia. Read morePublished on June 20 2003