When Honor Donovan finds out her brother, Kyle, is missing, she heads to the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest to find him. Kyle is rumored to have stolen a fortune in amber, including a panel from Russia's Amber Room which was stolen by the Nazis in WWII. The police are hounding her and Honor knows Kyle wouldn't steal the gems. Determined to find him, Honor hires a "fishing guide" to help her search the islands. But Jake Mallory is not really a fishing guide. He has been doing business with Kyle Donovan and suspects that Kyle set him up to take the fall for stealing the amber.
I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the relationship between Honor and Jake. There was real conflict between them and the fact her brother was accused of stealing the amber and making it look like Kyle was behind it. My problem with the story was there being so many people including the Feds, Russian operatives, Coast Guard, and mafia also looking for the gems. I was confused as to who was on what side of the conflict. There was also loads of information on fishing, the care and handling of boats, and how to tell if Amber is real or fake. Just too much detail for me that slowed down the story. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
very good book, couldn't put it down and am now reading Jade Beach. Elizabeth Lowell writes excellent books that keep you enthralled.
Great book with lots of twist and turns in the story and love intrest. You really enjoy the plot, find yourself wanting to read ahead and love the characters. I like the Donovan series. You won't be disappointed in this book. Lots of intrigue and adventure.