by Sandy HusebyJuly, 2004
A true-blue gem
The jewelry trade is a rough-and-tumble business, in ways that gem cutter Kate Chandler discovers can be deadly. Popular romance writer Elizabeth Lowell captures this intriguing world in her riveting new suspense novel, The Color of Death. When her half-brother, Lee, disappears with the Seven Sins, a priceless set of unique sapphires, Kate refuses to accept easy explanations. FBI agent Sam Groves catches her switching gems at a Scottsdale trade show. Already working on a crime task force investigating attacks on gem couriers, Sam is persuaded to help Kate prove the truth about her brother and the disappearance of the sapphires. When they realize Kate's troubles are just a small part of an ongoing conspiracy, they confront the most likely suspects Sam's colleagues in the task force. Lowell weaves the twists and turns of this multi-dimensional suspense novel with the elegance and clarity of the gems Kate cuts. This hot summer read is priceless!Sandy Huseby reviews from Fargo, North Dakota, and northern Minnesota.