"When an old art heist leads to murder, will Emma Sharpe be able to put the clues together?"
Reviewed by Teresa Cross
Posted November 21, 2014
I love reading books with the setting in places like Ireland as well as
mysteries. So I had to read Carla Neggers' novel HARBOR ISLAND. This is
time reading one of her novels which is part of her Sharpe and
Donovan series. I
must say it will not disappoint you. The whole novel is not set in Ireland of
but in other places such as Maine and Massachusetts covering several
paths that carefully connects them all together.
Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are both FBI agents who are also
working this case involving several art heists that first started back in
years ago. Emma's grandfather, Wendell Sharpe, who use to be an art
had worked on the cases. Now it is up to Emma and Colin to get to the
who is behind these thefts as well as who murdered a woman who is
linked to the case. Emma finds her body after receiving a call from this
who wanted to meet.
This is a great mystery novel to read even if it is your first on this series. I
usually reading novels with more suspense but felt that HARBOR ISLAND
Neggers had a great storyline. At the very beginning, it starts out with
going to meet a mystery woman who called her. Then Emma finds her
their meeting place. With a beginning like that, you are intrigued to finish
book to find out who did it.
HARBOR ISLAND by Carla Neggers is a great novel
with just enough of romance in it that it does not take away from the
the storyline itself.
In this vivid and suspenseful addition to her widely
acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan series, New York Times
bestselling author Carla Neggers takes readers on a
heart-stopping journey from Boston to Ireland to the rocky
coast of Maine
Emma Sharpe, granddaughter of world-renowned art detective
Wendell Sharpe, is a handpicked member of a small
Boston-based FBI team. For the past decade Emma and her
grandfather have been trailing an elusive serial art thief.
The first heist was in Ireland, where an ancient Celtic
cross was stolen. Now the Sharpes receive a replica of the
cross after every new theftâ€”reminding them of their
continued failure to capture their prey.
When Emma receives a message that leads her to the body of a
woman on a small island in Boston Harbor, she finds the
victim holding a small, cross-inscribed stoneâ€”one she
recognizes all too well. Emma's fiancĂ©, FBI deep-cover agent
Colin Donovan, is troubled that she's gone off to the island
alone, especially given the deadly turn the thief has taken.
But as they dig deeper they are certain there is more to
this murder than meets the eye.
As the danger escalates, Emma and Colin must also face
do-or-die questions about their relationship. While there's
no doubt they are in love, can they give their hearts and
souls to their work and have anything left for each other?
There's one thing Emma and Colin definitely agree on: before
they can focus on their future, they must outwit one of the
smartest, most ruthless killers they've ever encountered.
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