Return of the French Blue by Pamela Boles Eglinski, begins in California’s Wine Country and moves quickly to the French Riviera, in a thriller with a touch of romance, drama and plenty of international intrigue.
Catalina Syrah, former CIA agent and well known art historian, is on a mission to redeem her family’s priceless blue diamond necklace cleaved from a famous gemstone known as the French Blue which once belonged to Louis XIV, King of France. It’s a diamond heist with a difference. The priceless jewellery has been “borrowed” by a French Directorate spy with the approval of the true owner. Nicholas Bonhomme, the thief, wants to use it to set up a sting operation to catch an assassin.
An elaborate mystery set in the south of France with lots of lush descriptions. A hero and heroine made for each other who get off on the wrong foot but end up on the same page.
Think Charlie’s Angels meets Jack Reacher! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr and Mrs Smith. These two sizzle together even when they don’t want to. Catalina is beautiful, brave and brainy – but she’s not perfect. Nicholas is arrogant, heart-achingly handsome and full of himself. Someone thinks they are a match made in heaven. Someone else wants to kill them both. When Catalina decides to help Nicholas to trap the assassin with herself and her necklace as bait, it starts a chain of events that will cause many lives to be lost unless they can outsmart their opponent. The pair must pit their wits, experience and resources against an enemy who wants the necklace and he doesn’t care who he hurts to get his way.
It’s a romantic thriller that’s fast-paced and pure escapism. The twists and turns keep the reader wondering how it will end and what will come next. The author, Pamela Boles Eglinski doesn’t pull any punches in this tale of international espionage, terror and secret police tactics.
Glitz, glamour and grown up action in some of the most stunning locations in the world from Vence, Provence to Nice, Eze, Monaco and St. Jean Cap Ferat.
This is a sexy, smart, well-written and clever story that ends leaving the reader wondering what comes next… and looking forward to the next adventure of the intrepid couple.
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