By Amanda Quick
Amanda Quick's bestselling trademark is a mixture of suspense and keenness in old stories alight with gleaming wit and brimming with risky intrigue. Now she serves up the main tantalizing novel of her occupation as an enterprising girl allies herself with a mysterious secret agent, merely to be stuck in a seething brew of treachery -- and temptation....
From the instant he burst into her antiquities store in Rome, Lavinia Lake knew the stranger used to be not anything yet difficulty. He stated he used to be in pursuit of a killer. He swore he used to be simply attempting to retailer her. but it doesn't matter what he claimed, Lavinia used to be confident that Mr. Tobias March used to be bent as a substitute on destroying her. And whilst the self-described secret agent hustled her and her niece out of the store and again to England, Lavinia might in simple terms wish that sooner or later she might might give you the option to pay off Mr. March in full.
But Lavinia by no means imagined the surprising situations less than which they'd meet back ... or that quickly he may develop into extra lethal -- and extra compelling -- with each one passing day.
In the company of constructing deepest inquiries, Tobias March were employed to alternate down a robust villain who even now used to be reason on assuming regulate of an unlimited felony association. but in his seek he had came upon not anything yet one useless finish -- and one lifeless physique -- after another.
And then, simply as his research used to be heating up once again, he stumbled on his undertaking and his existence advanced via the main ungovernable, unpredictable, exasperating lady he had ever met.
Faced with a tangled net of deceit and probability, Tobias had no selection yet to shape a partnership with Lavinia, a woman whose earlier might in simple terms be defined as a bit shady. but whilst he persuaded her to turn into his affiliate, neither Tobias nor Lavinia discovered that their heated disputes may spark a hot wish -- or that the deeper they stored digging for the reality, the deeper they have been digging their very own graves....
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Publication Date: 2001-07-03
Number of Pages: 784
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Author identify: Edward Rutherfurd
Author Description: Francis Edward Wintle, most sensible identified lower than his pen identify Edward Rutherfurd, was once born within the cathedral urban of Salisbury. proficient in the neighborhood, and on the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he labored in political learn, bookselling and publishing. After quite a few makes an attempt to jot down books and performs, he ultimately deserted his occupation within the publication alternate in 1983, and lower back to his formative years domestic to write down SARUM, a historic novel with a ten-thousand yr tale, set within the quarter round the old monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury. 4 years later, while the booklet was once released, it grew to become an immediate overseas bestseller, final 23 weeks at the manhattan instances Bestseller checklist. because then he has written 5 extra bestsellers: RUSSKA, a unique of Russia; LONDON; THE woodland, set in England's New wooded area which lies nearby Sarum, and novels which disguise the tale of eire from the time previous to Saint Patrick to the 20th century. His books were translated into twenty languages.
Edward has lived in London, manhattan, New Hampshire and eire. He presently divides his time among New England and Europe. He has children.
Edward Rutherfurd is a lifestyles Member of the buddies of Salisbury Cathedral, the Salisbury Civic Society, and the buddies of Chawton condominium, that's situated in Jane Austen's village and devoted to the research of girls writers. he's additionally a shopper of the nationwide Theatre of eire (the Abbey Theatre) in Dublin.
In 2005, the town of Salisbury venerated his providers to the town through naming one of many streets major off its medieval marketplace position 'Rutherfurd Walk'.
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