Published by Bantam on Oct 1, 2002
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Romance
Format: Paperback from Purchased
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With a priceless collection at stake...Is everything for the taking?
It had taken centuries for Max Bannister’s family to acquire their treasures, and now he’s been asked to risk his collection as bait for a master criminal. For his own reasons, Max allows a public exhibition, and to protect the family fortune he must rely on the skills of his half brother—a world-class security expert—and his smart and savvy exhibit director, Morgan West.
But almost immediately, Morgan comes face-to-face with the mysterious Quinn, Interpol’s most wanted thief for the past decade—and a man who makes it very clear he has an eye on the Bannister collection. And if that’s not enough, Morgan begins to realize that she’s surrounded by secrets and lies, and that someone very close to Max is moving behind the scenes, intent on murder as well as robbery...someone whose ultimate plan threatens to ruin them all.
This was a light-hearted and fun book, one I’d consider a pure entertainment read. I love heist stories, and this one is all about museum heists, with both the museum curator and the thief as main characters.
The book actually features two couples: Morgan and Quinn and Storm and Wolfe. There is more time spent on Storm and Wolfe, although the encounters between Morgan and Quinn are highly amusing when they do occur. While I liked all the characters, I thought there was more chemistry and depth between Morgan and Quinn.
This is definitely the first half of a story, without a really ending. You’ll definitely need the sequel in order to complete the whole story, but this first part is quite fun. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next as the excitement and adventure really get going.