Blue Smoke and Murder (Paperback)
|Author: Elizabeth Lowell|
|Protecting a river guide with ties to the art world, private information collector and reluctant bodyguard Zach Balfour realizes his charge is in more danger than previously known, a situation that pits them against the ruthless multi-million-dollar Western art circuit. Reprint. *Author: Lowell, Elizabeth *Publication Date: 2009/04/01 *Number of Pages: 424 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75|
From the Publisher:
Andrea Cort became a "war criminal at the age of eight when an unexplained darkness invaded her soul.
Now, decades later, the Devil is calling her.
Employed by the Diplomatic Corps but secretly aiding the AI masters of the universe, Counselor Andrea Cort despises the powerful Bettelhines—unrepentant death merchants who have prospered from the annihilation of civilizations. Now curiosity compels her to answer a cryptic summons to their home world, where the only law is Bettelhine law. But a murder attempt greets her arrival at Xana's orbital entry port—and far graver peril awaits aboard the elevator transport meant to carry Andrea to the planet's surface.
Trapped miles above Xana—surrounded by suspicious Bettelhines, their slavishly loyal retainers . . . and a corpse liquefied by a 15,000-year-old weapon—Andrea must unmask an assassin or die an equally hideous death. But the true reason for her summons—and sordid secrets weaving through her own dark past—threaten to destroy Andrea Cort more completely than the Claw of God.
River guide Jill Breck is in over her head when her family's collection of paintings catches the eyes of ruthless art collectors. She enlists the help of Zach Balfour to help her track down the murderer who seems dead set on gaining possession of Jill's collection.