Great read. Lots of suspense and action.
This is a good thriller from the author of the Eve Duncan series. Different characters, but every bit as much intense drama--and some truly terrifying bad guys!
From back cover: What began as an innocent mission has become a desperate race for survival.
Emily Hudson is a renowned archeologist who travels the world to save priceless artifacts from theft or destruction. Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side--until one day, when her entire crew comes under attack. Joel and Emily are taken hostage by a sadistic captor who is determined to find the missing link to a legendary treasure. For weeks they struggle to survive against terrifying odds, pushed to their limits--and beyond...
John Garrett has worked for the CIA, British intelligence, and whoever else was willing to pay for his services. This time, a Washington operative hands him what at first appears to be just another assignment: to track down, and save, Emily and Joel. But it quickly becomes much more, especially when Garrett finds himself drawn to someone as dauntless and bent on revenge as Emily. Soon, they're catapulted into an astonishing adventure in which nothing--and no one--is what it seems. And lives hang in the balance as one man and one woman unravel the explosive truth behind a conspiracy hidden for generations.
An archeologist is caught up in a tangled web of deception looking for a hammer that goes back to the time of the Rasputin.