Actually creeped me out a bit adding that factor to the usual mystery and learning that takes place in the Vicky Bliss novels. Not for the faint of heart.
Vicky Bliss is an American who works in Germany. She has a scoundrel for an ex-lover who drags her into murderous hunt. The bad guy completely surprised me!
One perfect red rose, a one way ticket to Stockholm and cryptic message intrigue art historian Vicky Bliss as they were intended to. Before long she is off to her ancestral homeland hoping to find a lost treasure, a priceless fifth century chalice. Soon she is at the mercy of a gang of ruthless criminals led by a handsome Viking, his drug addict brother and a man who practices the dying art of making silhouettes While Vicky and the mysterious John Smythe are on the trail of the chalice the gang has a bigger prize in mind. Taken captive on a remote island Vicky must lead an excavation into the distant past and if she is not careful she may be digging her own grave. The series by Elizabeth Peters gets better with each story and we enjoy the appearances of favorite secondary characters from previous books.
He was a thief, a cheat, irresistibly wicked-- and the pounding of her pulse was louder than the message from her brain.
Three days later the statuesquely beautiful Dr. Victoria Bliss had left the National Museum with a one-way ticket to Stockholm and a note in an archiac language.
It would be a journey into omance and laughter and mystery and terror....
not an amanda peabody, but, good none the less
He was a thief, a cheat, irresistibly wicked - and the pounding of her pulse was louder than the message from her brain. Three days later the statuesquey beautiful Dr. Victoria Bliss had left the National Museum with a one-way ticket to Stockholm and a note in an archaic language. It would be a journey into romance and laughter and mystery and terror.
This is vintage Peters and the 3rd in the Vicky Bliss & John Smythe series.