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NAL, Oct 2004, 23.95, 320 pp.
ISBN: 0451212746

Billionaire software entrepreneur Hilton Whitehead hires NYC talented design jeweler Allegra Sheridan to travel to Paris to discreetly bid on the legendary Princess Karima emerald. Though she would like to say no because she knows that Hilton plans to give the gem as a present to his mistress Kitty, Allegra needs the money so accepts.

In Paris, Allegra wins the bidding. However, buying and holding the gem are two different things. Several people want to possess the Princess Karima because it is rumored to be more than just an emerald. Some individuals are willing to kill to steal the jewel from Allegra.

Though the support cast, especially the villains, the heroine's boyfriend, and Hilton comes across for the most part as two dimensional, fans will root for Allegra and her assistant Jason Clarke to survive a simple task that has turned into a deadly nightmare. Allegra's boyfriend Todd Hall adds a romantic element to a degree, but his role is somewhat limited. Fans will enjoy Allegra's adventure as she struggles to bring back to her client the jewel he purchased through her because others will kill her to steal the Princess Karima.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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