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Good Blood
Berkley, Feb 2004, 23.25, 304 pp. ISBN 0425194116 In the village of Stresa, near Lake Maggiore, Italy a well planned kidnapping is carried out. Achille de Grazia, the sixteen-year-old heir to wealthy and aristocratic Vincenzo, the owner of numerous business enterprises and his own island, is being ransomed for the sum of five million Euros. While the family is raising the money, the bones of a murdered man are found at a de Grazia construction ...
Morrow, May 2002, 24.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0060197706 Peter and Lily Simon have been happily married for seventeen years. Although both were born in France, they met in England where he served during World War II as an army air officer and she worked at the nearby Free French headquarters. They have been living the American dream for years but it becomes a nightmare in 1963 when Lily's father knocks on the door. Lily told Pete when they ...
Where There's A Will
Berkley, Apr 2005, 23.95, 288 pp. ISBN: 0425200264 In 1994, wealthy Magnus Torkelsson is fleeing for his life trying to reach remote Tarabao Island in the Hawaiian chain. However, the bad weather hinders visibility and soon the small plane runs out of gas. Magnus and his pilot Texas transplant Claudia crash into the sea. A decade later, divers in a lagoon 400 miles off the Big island of Hawaii find a plane with two skeletons inside. At the ...