P.I. Diana Belmaine is very good at what she does. She specializes in recovering stolen antiquities, art and heirlooms. Out of the blue, an attorney for multimillionaire Steve Carmichael approaches Diana with an unusual job. It seems a very rare and valuable antiquity was stolen from Mr. Carmichael's gallery during a party. Because of the sensitive nature of this object, Mr. Carmichael doesn't want to involve the police; he just wants to recover the small Egyptian alabaster box.

From the moment Diana meets archaeology professor Dr. Jack Austin, she suspects he is her man. But why would Jack steal from the benefactor who is funding his excavation at Tikukul? Jack, who has been featured in People magazine, is a handsome, sexy and exciting adventurer. From the moment they meet, Diana and Jack engage in a duel of wits and sexual tension.

Once before, Diana made the mistake of trusting a man who turned out to be a thief. She has no intention of falling for Jack, but despite her hard-headed practicality, her heart and her hormones don't seem to be listening.

Whoa, boy! Author Michele Albert (aka Michele Jerrott) outdoes herself with this sexy, sassy and exciting book. The chemistry between Diana and Jack is palpable, and the touch of intrigue gives this book a zesty edge. (Oct., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith