Really good read. Jewelry designer is hired to go to an auction in Paris to purchase the Princess Karima emerald for a reclusive millionaire. She finds that there is a long-ago mystery attached to the gem as she is threatened from all sides after obtaining the gem.
Jewelry designer Allegra Sheridan has been offered to go to a Paris auction on behalf of a millionaire and bid on the Princess Karima emerald for his mistress. The mission is successful but prompts threats from someone else. This sought-after gem inspires mystery and a conspiracy that means death to anyone who discovers the emerald's secrets.
This book was surprising good as a thriller of romantic suspense. Set in the moneyed world of international jewel auctions, it centers around neophyte jewelry designer Allegra Sheridan, who is sent to Paris to bid upon an extraordinary emerald ring. International jewel thieves and the lives of the rich and famous intersect in this novel of mystery, adventure and exotic settings.
I found this book to be really well put together. It has us traveling from New York to Paris, to the middle east, and all the while, on the side, getting an education about gems! I has romance, ingrigue, power, fast cars and travel! This could be a James Bond flick!