Art collector Adam Daventry willed his magnificent collection to the Leabrook Glass Museum. Museum director Eugenia Swift is in charge of cataloging the collection located at Adam's estate on Frog Cove Island. Eugenia has another motive for poking around Adam's house-she wants to check on Nellie Grant's accidental death at sea. Nellie was a co-worker of Eugenia's who died a few days after Adam. Nellie had been Adam's lover, and she had indicated she was worried about something. To get at the truth, Eugenia is stuck working with Cyrus Colfax, the private investigator hired by the estate. Despite his taste in loud Hawaiian shirts, Cyrus is very good at what he does, and he, too has a reason to look into Adam's death.

Three years ago, Cyrus was severely wounded and his wife murdered when his then-partner, Damien March, stole a priceless piece of ancient glass known as the Hades Cup from their client. Slowly but surely, Cyrus is tracking down both the cup and March. His new lead takes him to Frog Cove Island.

Cutting-edge Eugenia and deliberate Cyrus seem like polar opposites, but unexpected passion ignites. Trust is a hard-won commodity, but they need each other if they are to put all the pieces together.

If there is one thing you can depend on, it is the humor, passion and excitement of a Jayne Ann Krentz novel. Clear your schedule and settle in for an wonderful read. Paperback Release (Sept., 320 pp., $7.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith