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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,597 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Lowell Narrator: Maria Tucci Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2004 ISBN:
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The phenomenal New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Lowell brilliantly displays her incomparable talents in a story of treachery, greed, conspiracy, and murder that will hold the reader spellbound until the final word.

It is the opportunity of a lifetime for Kate Chandler, the chance to cut seven rare, priceless sapphires and solidify her reputation as a world-class jewel cutter. But something goes tragically wrong during the transfer of goods. The sapphires vanish without a trace. Missing also is the man Kate trusted to transport the gems, her half-brother Lee, who now quite possibly is dead. Suddenly, she is on the run, pursued by federal agents who suspect her of being the criminal mastermind of a cunning bait-and-switch scheme.

Special Agent Sam Groves, an essential member of the FBI's elite strike force, could never be scammed by a beautiful confidence woman. But something is troubling about this assignment: someone else is chasing Kate Chandler as well.

Kate suspects the awful truth: she has stumbled into a conspiracy that goes far beyond a simple jewel heist. Getting Groves, her constant shadow, to believe her is a step in the right direction, because the order has already been passed down to a ruthlessly efficient assassin: Kate Chandler must not be allowed to live.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Doherty | 1/9/2014

    " I couldn't put this book down. I wanted to know who the bad guys were. I also learned a lot about gems in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gilda | 12/25/2013

    " Fast-paced read, fun too, though the ending was meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C K | 11/24/2013

    " This is an author that I have read a lot of and have added her books to my 'keeper' book shelf. Most I have read at least twice and some even more than that. Always in depth characters that anyone can identify with on some level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla Walker | 10/23/2013

    " Loved this book, very interesting, i enjoyed all the characters and how all they all fit together in the story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 10/18/2013

    " This was a great story, but it went into more intricate detail than I needed. I skimmed over parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Mcenerney | 9/6/2013

    " Wish I could give 3.5 stars. It picks up fairly quickly but is confusing at times. Was able to figure out the end if book, but it was close to the end by the time I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/4/2013

    " There are way too many characters to keep track of, but the plot was fast paced. I thought I had the villan figured out, but I was wrong. I learned a lot about saphires, gem shows and gem cutting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/29/2013

    " My first time reading an Elizabeth Lowell book, and I'll read more in the future. It's quick, easy, and entertaining reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary G. | 1/5/2013

    " It was a fun story with good characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina | 12/24/2012

    " What a disappointment. I really enjoyed The Wrong Hostage and thought that Elizabeth Lowell had real promise for thrillers. The Color of Death was a drag. There were bad melodramatic moments and the story line just plodded on from chapter to chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 6/17/2012

    " What a great and clever book! Definitely not a common story line which is what I loved most about it. Anyone looking for a excellent thriller, put this on your to read list! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 1/12/2012

    " I LIKE HER MYSTERIES, I AM NOT A FAN OF SOME OF HER EARLIER ROMANCE BOOKS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Bateman | 10/12/2011

    " Seven museum-quality sapphires, cut by master gem cutter Kate Chandler, disappear and her brother is murdered. As more crimes are committed and clues amassed, you'll learn all about the fascinating gem industry while being entertained by a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marguerite | 8/4/2011

    " Good whodunit mixed with a sweet romance between the protagonist and FBI agent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/23/2011

    " Well written and the world of gem cutters and dealers was different and interesting. I did figure out the who and why before the end of the book which is a little less fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 2/1/2011

    " This was a very good story. The twists and turns kept me turning pages. I was upset when the story ended only because I really liked the main characters and I wanted to keep reading about their relationship after all the smoke cleared. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 1/18/2011

    " This is the first book I've read by this author and she now has made it on my favorite authors list! =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 10/11/2010

    " It was a fun story with good characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/19/2010

    " My first time reading an Elizabeth Lowell book, and I'll read more in the future. It's quick, easy, and entertaining reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 2/27/2010

    " I couldn't put this book down. I wanted to know who the bad guys were. I also learned a lot about gems in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/1/2010

    " Seven museum-quality sapphires, cut by master gem cutter Kate Chandler, disappear and her brother is murdered. As more crimes are committed and clues amassed, you'll learn all about the fascinating gem industry while being entertained by a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/8/2008

    " There are way too many characters to keep track of, but the plot was fast paced. I thought I had the villan figured out, but I was wrong. I learned a lot about saphires, gem shows and gem cutting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 9/4/2008

    " This was a very good story. The twists and turns kept me turning pages. I was upset when the story ended only because I really liked the main characters and I wanted to keep reading about their relationship after all the smoke cleared. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 6/24/2008

    " This was a great story, but it went into more intricate detail than I needed. I skimmed over parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 3/1/2008

    " This is the first book I've read by this author and she now has made it on my favorite authors list! =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 2/1/2008

    " I LIKE HER MYSTERIES, I AM NOT A FAN OF SOME OF HER EARLIER ROMANCE BOOKS. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Lowell

Elizabeth Lowell’s acclaimed suspense novels include the New York Times bestsellers Blue Smoke and Murder, Innocent as Sin, The Wrong Hostage, Always Time to Die, The Color of Death, Die in Plain Sight, Running Scared, and Moving Target, as well as four books featuring the Donovan family: Amber Beach, Jade Island, Pearl Cove, and Midnight in Ruby Bayou. She has more than thirty million books in print. She lives in Arizona and Seattle, Washington, with her husband, with whom she writes mystery novels under a pseudonym.

About the Narrator

Maria Tucci is an Italian born actress. She has had roles on Broadway for over twenty years and was nominated for a 1967 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for The Rose Tattoo. In films, she is best known for her role in To Die For. She has appeared in numerous television series, including Law & Order. As a professional audiobook narrator, she has shared with other cast members in the Audie Award nomination in 2010 for Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic and in 2007 for Selected Shorts: Vol. 19 Timeless Classics. She is married to the eminent American editor Robert Gottlieb.