By Nora Roberts
The number 1 long island occasions bestselling writer Nora Roberts weaves a spellbinding tale of seduction and suspense, white-hot ardour and cold-blooded homicide during this first-ever hardcover variation of her vintage novel...
Rich, stunning Whitney MacAllister likes speedy autos, classic video clips, and hazardous males. yet even this jaded, high-living ny socialite is taken suddenly whilst a stranger in black leather-based hijacks her Mercedes--just earlier than the bullets begin flying. overseas jewel thief Douglas Lord is used to residing existence at the run--part of the trap of his selected occupation is the fun of the chase. yet he has one iron-clad rule: he continually works by myself. until eventually now.
Wounded and in determined want of money for what may be the glittering crown of his spectacular profession, Doug reluctantly accepts the rich, well-connected Whitney as his new accomplice in crime. With the papers screaming headlines in regards to the lacking big apple heiress, and a gang of crafty criminals in scorching pursuit, Doug and Whitney take off for the sultry wilds of Madagascar looking for a wonderful treasure relationship again to the French Revolution.
For Whitney, what begun as a high-speed experience turns into a race among lifestyles and dying as she attempts to outmaneuver a pack of cruel killers who coolly put off somebody of their means. For Doug, who has been betrayed one time too many, it's an opportunity to seize the elusive pot of gold and maybe one ultimate shot at redemption. For either one of them, it's an unique quest for meaning--and a quit to an impossible to resist ardour worthy any risk--as a perilous high-stakes video game is performed out to its terrifying end, one who could have no winners or losers. Or survivors.
With scorching Ice Nora Roberts finds once more why she is the reigning grasp of sensually charged intrigue and high-voltage suspense.
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She barreled around the next corner, skimming the curb. ” Doug flopped back in his seat and wondered why, with all the possibilities, it had to end this way—smashed into unrecognizable pulp in some crazy woman’s Mercedes. He could’ve gone quietly with Remo and had Dimitri murder him with some ritual. There’d have been more justice in that. They were on Fifth again, moving south at what Doug saw was better than ninety. As they went through a puddle, water slushed up as far as the window. Even now, the Lincoln was less than a half block behind.
He could deal straight, or he could skim over the finer points of honesty—depending on what was the most profitable. What he had strapped to his chest could be the answer to his taste for luxury and easy living—the taste he’d always wanted to cultivate. What was outside, combing the streets for him, could be a quick end to living at all. Weighing one against the other, Doug opted to shoot for the pot of gold. The couple beside him were discussing the latest Mailer novel in earnest voices. Another group tossed around the idea of heading to a club for jazz and cheaper booze.
Pretty stories steeped in history and colored with blood. But the diamonds, the emeralds, the rubies the size of hen’s eggs had been real too. Some of them had never been seen again. Some had been used to buy lives or a meal or silence. Others had traveled across oceans. Doug worked the kinks out of his arm and smiled. The Indian Ocean—trade route for merchants and pirates. And on the coast of Madagascar, hidden for centuries, guarded for a queen, was the answer to his dreams. He was going to find it, with the help of a young girl’s journal and a father’s despair.