Five Star, Dec 2004, 25.95, 260 pp.
On Vancouver Island, jewelry designer widow Kirsten Zelichovsky awaits the arrival of her flirty sister Emma Knelson. However, when Emma fails to appear, Kirsten turns to the police, who offer no satisfaction.
To get away from her worries, Kirsten joins some friends caving. When she finds a passage into one cave, her cronies dub it Kirsten's Cave. However, she is stunned when inside the cave she finds a ring that is the first major piece of jewelry she made; one that she gave to Emma. As she begins to dig into what happened to her sister, she meets two interesting individuals just arriving in British Columbia from Tasmania. Dr. Stafford is a Canadian doctor while Teague Kendall is a writer interested in police procedures involving missing tourists. However, as Kirsten gets closer to the truth, she wonders who to trust for one of these newcomers is the Specialist, a serial killer with an exotic taste for food.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner