When the Lusitania sank, one survivor became a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief—but keeping the small silver statue he lifted, a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that priceless heirloom, one of a long-separated set of three, has been stolen. And Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan are determined to recover their great-great-grandfather’s treasure, reunite the Three Fates, and make their fortune.The quest will take them from their home in Ireland to Helsinki, Prague, and New York where they will meet a brilliant scholar who will aid them in their hunt—and an ambitious woman who will stop at nothing to acquire the Fates...
Great fun! She manages to give you low-brain-power entertainment, but with wit and a lot of humour, without getting too sloppy on the romance side of things. Did I mention steamy sex? :) This is what the story is about: Three siblings embark on a quest to re-unite 3 parts of a mythical statue. They are not sure that it even exists, but they are determined to find out and try. From Ireland they travel to Eastern Europe, Helsinki, New York, to follow clues and find romance, adventure and a deadly enemy...read more
Roberts has written a couple of "caper" books, meaning ones where thieves attempt to steal jewels from highly secure locations (Sweet Revenge, Homeport), but this one's more complex than either of those. Two little statuettes representing the Fates of Greek mythology, the Three Fates, are in the hands of the good guys (3 couples meant for one another -- this is a romance, and one of Roberts' trademarks is the pairing off of a trio of women with men who are thrown into their path). The third is in the hands of the evil villainess, who wants to acquire the other two and sell them off for millions of dollars. Naturally, the good guys prefer art to cash, although they're not averse to the big bucks either. The story has a twist in that one of the original statues was thought to be lost during the sinking of the Lusitania, and one of the men turns out to be related to a mother and child saved during the tragedy by the great-great grandfather of the brothers/sister trio who make up another part of the forces of good.It's a light fun read, with some snappy dialogue. While the family trio is Irish, Roberts doesn't attempt any sort of brogue or dialect, so the reader doesn't have to struggle with that.read more
I love love love this book! I read this book a few years ago, and it was even better this time around! Mythology, romance, humor and action! What more could you want in a great book?read more
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