NOTE TO FANS OF THIS AUTHOR ELIZABETH LOWELL. WHIRLPOOL IS THE SAME BOOK AS "THE RUBY" PUBLISHED UNDER ELIZABETH LOWELL'S REAL NAME ANN MAXWELL! THIS IS A GOOD STORY, AS ARE ALL HER BOOKS IN MY OPINION, BUT I WAS DISAPPOINTED TO DISCOVER THAT I'D ALREADY READ IT!
published in 1995 under the name "The Ruby".
I love her writing. This book was not as good as some of her others, but still good.
Another great Elizabeth Lowell novel, this one pits daughter against father in a suspense filled rush to figure out a mystery that pulls a daughter to take sides against her father with a man she just might fall in love with, if she lives.
Typical of romantic suspense, the characters are dodging bullets and lusting after each other at the same time. Moves along well with good characters and action.
Intense, suspenseful and surprising.
"Against her will Laurel is being dragged down into a swirling vortex of betrayal and violence. And there's nowhere to turn to for help--except to Cruz Rowan, an ex-FBI agent, and her father's sworn enemy. A strong, secretive and dangerous man, Cruz has his own agenda and is spinning his own webs. And he is her last and only hope..."
"This author delivers pure undiluted excitement" -- Jayne Ann Krentz
Elizabeth Lowell knows how to add romance to edge of your seat suspense and whirlpool is another great example
Originally published as The Ruby. Great story.
I am a fan of this author and like all of her books. This one was a 8 on a scal of 1 to 10
Fun romantic thriller for a rainy day!
mysterious gift from father brings turmoil to Laurel Swann she seeks help from Cruz Rowan father's sworn enemy.
As a child, Laurel Swann barely knew her father. Always an enigma, intriguing and inscutabe, he ws an elusive shadow flitting in and out of her life. Even now, yers later, he remains a stranger to her. Still, when a mysterious parcel arrives containing a priceless Faberge egg, Laurel is certain it came f rom him. But she doesn't realize that her father's gift has brought death and terror into her world.....
A good, pretty quick read.
Originally published as "The Ruby" in 1995. Pre-Donovans gem-centric book with a typical Lowell plot. Enjoyed it.
The book was fast-paced, classic Elizabeth Lowell.
The central character finds she is the victim of a betrayal. One man is there to help. It really gets you into the story
As as child, Laurel Swann barely knew her father. Always an enigma, intriguing and inscrutable, he was an elusive shadow flitting in and out of her life. Even now, years later, he remains a stranger to her. Still, when a mysterious parcel arrives containing a priceless Faberge egg, Laurel is certain it came from him. But she doesn't realize that her father's gift has brought death and terror into her life...
Against her will, Laurel is being dragged down into a swirling vortexz of betrayal and violence. And there's nowhere to turn for help-except Cruz Rowan, an ex-FBI agent and her father's sworn enemy. A strong, secretive, and dangerous man, Cruz has his own agenda and is spinning his own webs.
And he is her last and only hope...
As ever, Lowell writes a most readable book.
New York Times bestseller. Laurel' Father was always gone from her life as a child but he is about to return and involve her in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Good read, easy and keeps you involved in the story line.
A father with a mysterious habit of disappearing, international intrigue and assassinations, and a secretive and dangerous man with his own agenda...Laurel Swann has her jewelers hands full in this fast moving caper involving a missing Faberge egg. You'll want to read more about this group of characters - and I'm sure Lowell won't let us down!
Excellent, keeps you reading to see what will happen next!
I read all Elizabeth Lowell's books. This one has romance/intrigue,
fast moving, just a good read.
When an exquisitely crafted, authentic imperial Faberge egg mysteriously shows up at Laurel Swann's home studio, she knows it can only be from one person-her father, who has drifted in and out of her life for as long as she can remember. But this time Jamie Swann leaves her something too many people will kill for.
Out of her league and desperate, Laurel is forced to accept help from the very man who is trying to ensnare her father in his own web of double crosses. Cruz Rowan can help her stay alive, but will he do the same for her father?
Elizabeth Lowell, writing as Ann Maxwell, deftly combines the nonstop action of a spy thriller with the heart-pounding excitement of true love and adventure.
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great story...............forgot I had the original titled: The Ruby. duh.
Good book! Elizabeth Lowell's books always keep you on the the edge of your seat.
not a bad way to spend some time.