In the astounding second book in Bennett’s Roaring Twenties series, the underbelly of San Francisco is once again a hot spot of magical danger and some sexy sizzle. Archaeologist and con-man Lowe Magnusson is in a bit of a bind when he crosses paths with haunted (literally!) curator Hadley Bacall. This amazing supernatural treasure hunt takes readers on a chilling and frightening roller coaster ride with protagonists who have both trust and truth-telling issues.
Archaeologist Lowe Magnusson is heading back to San Francisco with a priceless Egyptian artifact, a djed amulet, that he has already sold to two different parties. With thugs on his trail, Lowe now needs to get more money from museum curator and wealthy patron Archibald Bacall to pay off the other buyer. Hadley Bacall is Archibald’s daughter and a curator in her own right. When Hadley sees the amulet, she can feel its power, as Hadley is constantly beset by menacing spirits. Archibald sets Lowe on a covert treasure hunt throughout San Francisco, and Hadley insists on joining him. Neither of them expect the danger they are about to encounter. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jun., 352 pp., $7.99)