“An FBI legend, a mysterious antiquities specialist, and a brazen art thief draw top FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan into a complex web of blackmail, greed, and murder in the eagerly awaited new novel in the highly acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan series.”
Although I jumped into the series with this sixth novel, Liar’s Key, I was neither disappointed nor confused. Carla Neggers does a wonderful job of recapping the past story lines and giving just enough character background without it seeming intrusive. The story revolves around a rumor, and each character who enters the story adds their piece to the ever-evolving puzzle.
The plot is interesting on its own, but it is in her characters where this author truly shines. Emma and Colin have a romance that has clearly developed over the previous books in the series and is both believable and endearing. English art thief Oliver York appears again, and the relationship between these three grows more complex. Add a host of other well-rounded characters, and you have a recipe for certain success.
This author is new to me, but as soon as I finished it I was online looking for the first five books in the series. The mail carrier cannot come fast enough!