The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared. Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind, and welcomed the distraction offered by a ...
The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared. Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind, and welcomed the distraction offered by a summons to Italy to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as The Dark Lady. However, instead of cementing Miranda's reputation as a leading authority in her field, the bronze nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into question and the bronze is declared a hoax. Desperate to restore her credibility and prove The Dark Lady is really a previously unknown work of Michelangelo, Miranda turns to Ryan Boldari, a seductive - and supposedly reformed - art thief. For Miranda, forced to rely on herself and a partner with his own hidden agenda, the only way home is filled with treachery, deception, and a danger that threatens everything she loves.
IN her usual style, that you can't put the book down, it kept me trying to out guess the culpret. Enjoyed it, no one writes any better. Love her books.
Sep 10, 2009
Excellent story, one of the earlier ones--well written, good mystery--you won't know the 'bad guys' until the end!
Nov 8, 2007
Until this book I have never read Nora Roberts, I accidently found this book while my mother was in the hospital. It was a ratty paper back that had seen many patients. I enjoyed it so much I had to add this to my own collection, And when I read it a 2nd time I knew this book will be read again and again. No women can resist Ryan Boldari, a professional thief with honor and good looks no less. Charaters are all very interesting they add to the suspense, but the connection between the ethicl Dr Miranda Jones and charming badboy Ryan Boldari just sizzles
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