The Color Of Death (Paperback)
|Author: Elizabeth Lowell|
|In this fast-paced, romantically charged "New York Times" bestseller, world-class gem cutter Kate Chandler becomes caught up in a terrifying conspiracy of deceit, betrayal, and cold-blooded murder after seven fabulous jewels vanish.|
From the Publisher:
Kate Chandler has accepted a commission that will solidify her reputation as a world-class gem cutter. But during what should have been a simple transfer, seven rare, priceless sapphires vanish without a trace, along with their courier, her brother Lee, who now, quite possibly, is dead. And suddenly Kate is on the run, pursued by federal agents who believe she's the criminal mastermind of a cunning bait-and-switch.
Only Kate suspects the terrifying truth: that she's stumbled into a conspiracy of deceit, betrayal, and cold-blooded murder that goes far beyond a simple jewel heist. Getting Sam Groves, the FBI special agent who's her constant shadow, to trust her is a step in the right direction -- but it may be too little and too late in a bloody game where terror dictates her every move. Because a ruthless assassin has already received the order that Kate Chandler must die ...
In this romantic thriller, a gem expert and an FBI agent team up to catch a dangerous ring of gem thieves. After gem cutter Kate Chandler has completed her commission for a Florida gem collector, she asks her half-brother Lee to deliver the seven finished sapphires to the customer. When Lee disappears en route, the FBI concludes that he and a mysterious blond woman stole the stones and subsequently shacked up together. This seems improbable to Kate, because Lee is gay. When Kate tracks one of the sapphires to a unscrupulous gem dealer, it leads her into a partnership--and a romance--with the FBI agent assigned to find the stones.
"...[A] scorching new thriller. Hot romance and hot jewels make this book irresistible!" - Jill M. Smith June 2004