Matilda Gray is an expert on antiquities, especially the Roman and Celtic artifacts found in Great Britain. But Matilda has learned that such relics of time past are not valued only by museums but by unscrupulous collectors. Looking too closely into the illegal antiquities trade in these treasures is dangerous, even deadly.
Gareth March is a Scotland Yard detective who must work with Matilda to solve the murder of a woman who knew too much about stolen antiquities. Solving the murder will earn him a promotion. And more--perhaps a greater treasure than Celtic gold is a relationship appearing when he least expects it, if he can only let down his guard and learn to trust.
Caught up in the investigation is lovely young Ashley Walraven, an American student who is excavating a Roman fort. But Ashley discovers more than historical artifacts when she meets Nick, a dark and handsome young man hiding a dark and disturbing secret.
The murder case, the case of the stolen antiquities, and the treasure coming to light at the excavation are all tied inextricably together. But there are too many people caught in the knots for Gareth and Matilda's comfort, among them the archaeologist in charge of the dig, the belligerent owner of a nearby horse farm, his mousy wife, and elegant dealer in antiquities, and the dealer's street-tough assistant.
At last Matilda and Gareth have to stop arguing about the case and begin a race against time to prevent another murder. They do, after all, agree on one thing: the risk of death makes life and love all the sweeter. There's always time enough to die.
|Ashes to Ashes||Dust to Dust||Garden of Thorns||Memory and Desire|
|Shadows in Scarlet||Time Enough to Die||Lucifer's Crown|