Monday, June 2, 2008

80. Blue Smoke and Murder by Elizabeth Lowell

About the book

Jill Breck was just doing her job as a river guide when she saved the life of Lane Faroe, son of two of St. Kilda Consulting's premier operators. But when a string of ominous events—including a mysterious fire that kills her great-aunt and a furor in the Western art world raised by a dozen Breck family paintings—culminates in a threat to her life, Jill reluctantly calls in a favor.
Zach Balfour works part-time as a consultant for St. Kilda. His expertise is gathering and analyzing information from unlikely and often dangerous sources. Though he's got the skills to be a highly effective bodyguard, being a bullet catcher isn't his preferred way to spend time.
Protecting Jill will take him into familiar territory—among a strange, savagely competitive bunch of collectors who'll do anything to stay at the top. But Jill is in deeper waters than she's ever known; as she soon discovers, the perils of running wild rivers are tame compared with the hidden dangers in the high-stakes game of art collecting.
From the cozy rooms of the Breck homestead cabin to the cold multimillion-dollar galleries of the Western art circuit, Zach and Jill must race against time to unmask a ruthless killer hidden in a blue smoke of money, threats, lies, and death. . . .

I really enjoyed this book. Parts were predictable. But there were surprises along the way.

3 comments:

Kris said...

I have this one at home to read, so I'm glad to hear you liked it.

Heidi said...

I think you will like it. She is another one of my favorite authors

Kris said...

I finally read this! Here's a copy of my review:
http://notenoughbooks.blogspot.com/2008/08/blue-smoke-and-murder-by-elizabeth.html

(I did link yours on mine)