The Color of Death CD Author:Elizabeth Lowell The phenomenal New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell brilliantly displays her incomparable talents in a story of treachery, greed, conspiracy, and murder that will hold the reader spellbound until the final word. It is the opportunity of a lifetime for Kate Chandler, the chance to cut seven rare, priceless sapphires and solid... more »ify her reputation as a world-class jewel cutter. But something goes tragically wrong during the transfer of goods. The sapphires vanish without a trace. Missing also is the man Kate trusted to transport the gems, her half-brother Lee, who now quite possibly is dead. Suddenly, she is on the run, pursued by federal agents who suspect her of being the criminal mastermind of a cunning bait-and-switch scheme. Special Agent Sam Groves, an essential member of the FBI's elite strike force, could never be scammed by a beautiful confidence woman. But something is troubling about this assignment: someone else is chasing Kate Chandler as well. Kate suspects the awful truth: she has stumbled into a conspiracy that goes far beyond a simple jewel heist. Getting Groves, her constant shadow, to believe her is a step in the right direction -- because the order has already been passed down to a ruthlessly efficient assassin: Kate Chandler must not be allowed to live ...« less
I really like this narrator. She has narrated many of E. Lowell's books; Running Scared, die in plain sight, etc.
She has a way of keeping your ears tuned into the story.
My only issue with this abridged is, as with many abridged audiobooks, you miss out on some of what I think are important little offshoots of the plot.
If you have never read the book this will pull you in enough to read the book, and if you have already read the book this will not only have you realizing you need to re-read this little jewel, but you will also enjoy experiencing the book through someone else's lens of what the characters would sound like, etc.