I really liked this book. I have not found a book by Cindy Dees that I did not like! Great author.
Interpol agent Ana Reisner works stolen art cases as she is an expert on art history. Her current case comes from the French President requesting Ana solve a murder that has not occurred yet and recover a stolen statue rumored to have powers to extend life. Homicide is not her skill as she is a member of the "Paint and Pottery" Patrol, Ana knows she will need some insider help, she recruits Professor Robert Fraser, a former thief.
As Ana and Robert investigate the stolen icon, someone tries to prevent them from success even as a seemingly ghostly figure keeps warning her. As they dig deeper, she find herself at the center of attention of the mysterious Black Madonna cult in which one mistake might end her life prematurely.
HAUNTED ECHOES is an exciting, action-packed romantic suspense fantasy that grips the audience from the moment a stunned Ana protests that she is an art expert not a cop and never slows down as her "advisors are a former thief and an apparent ghost. Ana keeps this Madonna Key tale fully focused as the intrepid heroine skirmishes with the eerie, the scary and the weary in her pursuit of the artifact.
Great story. Well put together
Madonna Key story - on the hunt for a stolen key that could save the world.
Interpol agent Ana Reisner is ordered, by the president of France, to solve murder that hasn't happened yet and recover a stolen item that the owner refuses to name or describe. Along the way she learns of her connection to a group of women linked down through history, powerful women that the Catholic Church has sought to destroy. The connections between the Black Madonnas, tiny ceramic tiles, ley lines and Power lead the main character into a new world of experiences linked to the past.