Mack Eason, owner of , uses art consultants like decorative art expert Cady Briggs, to help recover treasures for an exorbitant fee. However, after exchanging sensual communication over the phone and through E-mail, Mack and Cady meet for the first time in Vegas over business. His Vegas clients run a two-bit museum that could never afford the cost of services of either Mack Or Cady. Because they are friends, Mack wants to help them regain and sell a very valuable stolen helmet. To Cady, meeting her "fantasy man" makes the trip worth everything.
When Cady's octogenarian Aunt Vesta, owner of a highly regarded gallery, suspiciously dies, Cady suspects foul play tied to a merger that her beloved, but eccentric relative put on hold. She asks Mack to help her investigate Vesta's death, not realizing there is danger from a killer. While both begin to fall in love with one another, they remain unsure what their partner feels.
Renowned by fans and critics for years for her powerful romantic suspense novels, Jayne Ann Krentz will satisfy her toughest reader with her newest entry, LOST AND FOUND. The story line is fast-paced, filled with action, and strong characterizations. Mack and Cady are a delightful lead duo and the support ensemble, especially the Vegas pair and Vesta, add strength to the plot through eccentric, but charming behavior. Ms. Krentz is sure to reappear on the best-seller lists.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner