World-famous forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has landed in a well-guarded hospital room in Carmel, California. But hidden danger looms for Eve, her beloved Joe Quinn, and Cara Delaney, the young girl they ve both sworn to protect.
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World-famous forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has landed in a well-guarded hospital room in Carmel, California. But hidden danger looms for Eve, her beloved Joe Quinn, and Cara Delaney, the young girl they ve both sworn to protect. With Cara s enemies on the move, Eve has no choice but to flee the hospital no matter what the doctors say. Her protective instincts in full gear, she decides that their best chance of survival is to get out of the country. She turns to her daughter, Jane MacGuire, for help.
For years, Jane has been avoiding pressure to find a treasure thought to be buried in Scotland but she s finally succumbed to John MacDuff s pleas to track it down. Eve and Cara join Jane in the remote mountains, but soon realize that nowhere is far enough away from the ruthless predators who are on their trail. . .
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-15
- Reviewer: Staff
Alfredo Salazar, a Mexican drug lord, seeks to kill 11-year-old Cara Delaney, the daughter of a rival drug gang leader, in bestseller Johansen’s outstanding 19th Eve Duncan novel (after 2015’s Shadow Play). Eve and her live-in lover and former FBI agent, Joe Quinn, agree to bring Cara from California to their Atlanta home for her protection. When Joe decides that Cara will be safer elsewhere, Eve takes the girl to Scotland, where Eve’s adopted daughter, Jane MacGuire, and Jane’s associates, including Lord MacDuff, are searching for ancient treasure buried in the remote reaches of the Highlands. Extracts from Jane’s dreams about Cira, MacDuff’s ancestor who purportedly hid a chest of gold coins, provide a mystical undercurrent. The suspense rises as Salazar and his henchmen get on Cara’s trail, and Joe knows that both Eve and Cara are in danger. This first-rate novel of romantic suspense will please Johansen’s many fans and newcomers alike. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Apr.)