The Secret Portrait (Jean Fairbairn / Alasdair Cameron, Bk 1)
The Secret Portrait - Jean Fairbairn / Alasdair Cameron, Bk 1 Author:Lillian Stewart Carl Bonnie Prince Charlie's lost treasure lures Edinburgh-based American magazine editor Jean Fairbairn to the Highlands, where madness, murder and ghosts bring the past to life -- and sudden death. Retired university professor George Lovelace asks Jean to authenticate a gold coin he believes dates back to the royal purse, but Jean suspects he h... more »as a secret, more self-serving motive. Still, she's shocked to stumble upon his murdered body in a centuries-old castle recently purchased by an eccentric American millionaire and his trophy wife.
As the skirl of bagpipes and trail of blood pull Jean into a modern mystery with ties to the last Stuart pretender, Alasdair Cameron -- the police detective in charge -- uncovers a shocking twist. Meanwhile a killer closes in, determined to keep history dead and buried, along with a few present-day victims.« less