"The troubling message from Serena Charters's late grandmother appears in a package containing four pages of a centuries-old illuminated manuscript -- a strange inheritance that hides many secrets...and has already cost many lives. Seeking answers, Serena turns to Erik North of Rarities Unlimited, a reclusive manuscript appraiser with a passion for the past. Without warning, they are thrust together into the center of a lethal firestorm that rages between two worlds -- one long dead, yet living on in an ancient text, the other chillingly alive and fraught with peril. In the blink of an eye, Serena and Erik have become targets of an unseen and determined stalker as they get closer to shocking revelations about Serena's legacy, the cold murder of an eccentric old woman in the heat of the Mojave Desert...and just how far a remorseless killer is willing to go. And now their only slim hope of survival is to keep moving."
This was a well written, entertaining mystery romance! I particularly enjoyed it because of the search for a centuries old illuminated pages and manuscript of a really old book ---- very interesting! Especially since I had gone with a local library tour to the main down-town Detroit Library lecture about these books and saw a lot of them --- author did a lot of good research on them also! Good read!
Someone torched Serena's grandmother's home with her in it. All Serena has left are some pages from a 12th century illuminated manuscript and a cryptic from her G'mom warning her to trust no man with her inheritance.
Erik has the expertise to certify the documents as authentic and a fascination with their source and the woman who now holds them. Can he keep her safe until they work out the weaving of history? Can they decipher the waking memories of their 12th century namesakes and keep moving until the mystery is solved and their survival is ensured?
Moves fast and hard to put down.
I loved this book because I learned about Illuminated manuscripts that I knew little about. VERY interesting.....!!