Book Reviews of Moving Target (Rarities Unlimited, Bk 1)

Moving Target (Rarities Unlimited, Bk 1)
Moving Target - Rarities Unlimited, Bk 1
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
ISBN-13: 9780060198756
ISBN-10: 0060198753
Publication Date: 6/2001
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
In a way, this is part of Lowell's medieval series, telling the story of a descendant in a contemporary thriller dealing with ancient texts. Great read.
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Great read. Can't wait to read more about these characters.
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Part of the Rarities trilogy, it never lets up until the end! A great read for anyone!
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After reading the first three books in this series I was anxious to learn of Erik the Learned's fate. Erik North and Serena Charters know that from their first meeting that they have known each other in a past life. They're just not sure how or when. This book is a wonderful conclusion to a great series.
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As I work my way through reading every book by Ms. Lowell I must say that this one really stood out. A marvelous subject matter and with bringing at least 10 characters into this novel which were from others of her works, it was like old home week! Perhaps her best that I've read yet!
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I love her books that involve the Rarities Unlimited staff. Excellent read although the storyline maybe a bit unbelievable.
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From Library Journal: "When Serena inherits some rare pages from the mysterious Book of the Learned, she discovers that someone is willing to kill to keep their secrets under wraps. Of course, this being a novel by a doyenne of romantic suspense, Serena also gets involved with the man set to appraise her valuable inheritance."
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From AudioFile: "...the developing love story to the tenuous relationship between the Serena and her grandmother and the competition for possession of an old family manuscript. The complications of love and greed are as interwoven in the text as the embattled manuscript..." Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --
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I had not known of Elizabeth Lowell until I came across the reviews of this book and thought it sounded interesting. I loved the book and have worked my way through 2 of the other books in the Rarities Unlimited series; book #4 is in my hands from the library right now. Ms Lowell has a very good writing style, her characters are quite vivid and you easily become invested in finding out what happens to them.
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A centuries old illuminated manuscript...add lives lost, a determined stalker, a cold-blooded murder..and you have the recipe for a book that's very hard to put down.
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WONDERFUL story! And if that's not enough, this book will teach you a lot about the ancient ways of bookmaking, with emphasis on illuminated manuscripts.
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A good read -passed it on to my sister who does not usually like mysteries and she enjoyed it, too.
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okay romance type mystery
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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.
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I loved this book because I learned about Illuminated manuscripts that I knew little about. VERY interesting.....!!
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"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!
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"When you read this, I'll be dead"

The message from Serena's late grandmother appears in a package containing four pages of a centuries old manuscript--a strange inheritance that hides many secrets...and has already cost many lives.
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The only complaint I have about her books is the educational value. Sometimes the explanations get too wordy and confusing. Other than that... great book, as are most of her books. 4.5 stars
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Great story - keeps you enthralled. Can't wait to read her next book.
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A great mystery with a little love story mixed in.
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Abridged 4 tapes, 6 hrs
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A great intro into another exciting Elizabeth Lowell series. A must have if you get sucked into anything by her. Rarities Unlimited book 1.
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intrigue + ancient texts = mystery and love
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These are the troubling words Serena Charters's grandmother has written on a note accompanying four pages of a centuries-old illuminated manuscript delivered after the old woman's passing. That the strange inheritance has considerable worth seems obvious -- but what Serena doesn't realize is how many secrets it hides... and how many lives it has already cost.

Seeking answers, she turns for professional help to Rarities Unlimited, and specifically to Erik North, a reclusive manuscript appraiser with a passion for the past, its people, and its treasures. But Erik's careful examination of the vellum pages and the agonized jottings of a medieval scribe is raising perplexing questions -- about the true importance of Serena's legacy, the possible location of the remainder of the lost manuscript... and the senseless murder of an eccentric old woman in the blistering beat of California's Mojave Desert.

Suddenly, without warning, Serena and Erik find themselves thrust into the center of a lethal firestorm that rages between two worlds... between a past long dead yet living on in an ancient text and a contemporary landscape fraught with peril and terror. Now there is no one they dare trust except each other as they make their way across the concrete and neon deserts of Palm Springs and Los Angeles, getting closer by the minute to a shocking revelation about what really is at stake and how far a killer will go to possess a vanished treasure. In the blink of an eye, Serena Charters and Erik North have become targets of an unseen and determined stalker. And their only hope of survival is to keep moving....
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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.
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Great Elizabeth Lowell book! "When you read this, I'll be dead." is the note written by Serena Charter's late grandmother attached to a centuries-old manuscript. Seeking answeres, Serena seeks out Erik North of Rarities Unlimited to help her answer some questions. In the blink of an eye, Serena and Erik become targets of an unseen and determined stalker as they get closer to shocking revelations about Serena's legacy.
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"When you read this, I'll be dead." The troubling message from Serena Charter'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 Unlimite, a reclusive manuscript appraiser with a passion for the past. Withoug 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.
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"When you read this, I'll be dead...."These are the troubling words Serena Charters's grandmother has written on a note accompanying four pages of a centuries-old illuminated manuscript delivered after the old woman's passing. That the strange inheritance has considerable worth seems obvious -- but what Serena doesn't realize is how many secrets it hides...and how many lives it has already cost.Seeking answers, she turns for professional help to Rarities Unlimited, and specifically to Erik North, a reclusive manuscript appraiser with a passion for the past, its people, and its treasures. But Erik's careful examination of the vellum pages and the agonized jottings of a medieval scribe is raising perplexing questions -- about the true importance of Serena's legacy, the possible location of the remainder of the lost manuscript...and the senseless murder of an eccentric old woman in the blistering beat of California's Mojave Desert.Suddenly, without warning, Serena and Erik find themselves thrust into the center of a lethal firestorm that rages between two worlds...between a past long dead yet living on in an ancient text and a contemporary landscape fraught with peril and terror. Now there is no one they dare trust except each other as they make their way across the concrete and neon deserts of Palm Springs and Los Angeles, getting closer by the minute to a shocking revelation about what really is at stake and how far a killer will go to possess a vanished treasure. In the blink of an eye, Serena Charters and Erik North have become targets of an unseen and determined stalker. And their only hope of survival is to keep moving...A spellbinder that bristles with almost unbearable intensity, Elizabeth Lowell's Moving Target is a masterful tale of intrigue, secrets, danger, and murder -- a breathtaking work that brings one of America's favorite storytellers to an electrifying new level.