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The Color Of Death (Rarities Unlimited, Bk 4)
The Color Of Death - Rarities Unlimited, Bk 4
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
It is the opportunity of a lifetime for Kate Chandler, the chance to cut seven rare, priceless sapphires and solidify her reputation as a world-class jewel cutter. But something goes tragically wrong during the transfer of goods. The sapphires vanish without a trace. Missing also is the man Kate trusted to transport the gems, her half-brother Le...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060504144
ISBN-10: 0060504145
Publication Date: 6/1/2005
Pages: 425
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 189 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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When Gem Cutter Kate Chandler's brother, Lee, disappears with the seven rare Blue Sapphires called the Seven Sins, she worries that something terrible has happened to him. The FBI believe he stole the precious stones and left the country. So, she beings investigating herself. FBI Agent Sam Groves is assigned to a task force trying to stop the rise in gem thefts. When he sees Kate stealing a sapphire from a gem dealer, he tracks her down thinking she will lead him to the organization behind the thefts. But when Kate tells him everything, he decides to help her which may jeopardize his career.

This story just didn't work for me. So many characters were introduced in the first 80 pages, I was very confused. At least 10 of these characters told the story from their point-of-view. The story finally started to flow but there really wasn't very much suspense. This book had lots and lots of details about the gem trade. I felt like an expert after reading this book. The romance portion was just OK. My rating: 3 Stars.
reviewed The Color Of Death (Rarities Unlimited, Bk 4) on + 36 more book reviews
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"A fast-moving story that unfolds in the glamorous, greed-driven subculture of the gemstone trade...Lowell writes sharp, tough dialogue, even in her love scenes...Readers will approach the jewelry counter with new eyes!"
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I didn't realize it was a romance mystery till after I got part way through. The mystery was interesting enough - focusing on the gem world - that the romance didn't detract.
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Another good one from Elizabeth Lowell. Kate and Sam are excellent characters and the story is very interesting.
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Elizabeth Lowell and her books are "gems"
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good book, great plot
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A good suspense read.
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Kate Chandler is a world-class gem cutter. She cuts 7 stones that are rare and priceless and during a transfer to the owner they dissappear along with the courier who happens to be her brother. Kate is sure her brother is dead and the stones hijacked. Entering into a world of deceit, betrayal and cold-blooded murder, Kate tries to find out the truth. She finally gets an FBI agent to believe her and the race is on to find the killer before Kate's life is snuffed out.
I enjoyed the story line except for the jumping around from character to character in telling the story. Sort of made it confusing. Other wise a very good read.

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