Call me sexist, but I'm not usually a reader of novels authored by males. But Gerald A. Browne is always an exception. His plots are always fast paced, interesting, suspenseful, and usually revolve around the jewel trade, but I think what always wins me over is the relationships between his hero and heroine. It's always strong and full of love and partnership.
Gerald Browne's mysteries entertain and inform. His stories involve gems and the world of valuable jewels. Very enjoyable.
Mitch and Maddie Laughton are fabulously rich. Hes a sometimes investigator. He takes an assignment to solve a simple jewel robbery. Its not so simple.
Mitch Laughton is the man you need to know after a jewelry heist. And there's been a heist, a rather large one--$6 million in gems from an Iranian businessman
who lives in New Jersey. Laughton, a former jeweler who now works full-time recovering stolen stones, begins to track the job and is led to mob boss Joe
Riccio while trying to stay out of the sights of an assassin, Furio Visconti. Laughton also contends with, though in an entirely different way, his beautiful
yet eccentric, blind wife, who's given to playing guitar in the nude. Laughton combs through the heart of the New York diamond district and its penthouse
residents, hunting for jewels and clues as he unravels this complex and beguiling crime.