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Publisher's Summary

Museum curator Summer Hawthorne considered the exquisite ice-blue ceramic bowl given to her by her beloved Japanese nanny a treasure of sentimental value, until somebody tried to kill her for it.

The priceless relic is about to ignite a global power struggle that must be stopped at all costs. It's a desperate situation, and international operative Takashi O'Brien has received his directive: everybody is expendable. Everybody. Especially the woman who is getting dangerously under his skin as the lethal game crosses the Pacific to the remote and beautiful mountains of Japan, where the truth can be as seductive as it is deadly.

©2007 Anne Stuart (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Critic Reviews

"Slick, sexy, and fast-paced, this is one of Stuart's best recent efforts. Taka is a singularly intriguing hero, and readers won't soon forget his love with Summer." (Romantic Times)

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  • Linda
  • Exeter RI United States
  • 12-10-09

No thank you

I listened to only half of this book before I decided to move on. I have RARELY not finished a book, reading or listening. I was surprised this was written by a female - a book full of forced intimacy and coersed physical contact between two characters who have no reason to be sexual with each other is more typical of a bygone era of male writers. The violent romance wasn't even interesting, and the actual plot was incredibly contrived.

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Much Better than Ice Cold

The characters are much more believable than Ice Cold. Narration was much better. Still weak in the plot but pretty interesting and somewhat original (which is important to me)

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  • Carrie
  • Pembroke Pines, FL, USA
  • 07-24-09

Story ok, Reader bad

This story was interesting but the reader ruined it for me. With all of the action and dangerous situations the heroine found herself in it should have been an exciting listen. Instead I found myself bored and fast forwarding.

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