Albright cements her place as an adventure/romance writer with her second roller-coaster ride of a story when an American shipping magnate and
a British Egyptologist match wits
and wiles in a race to decode an
ancient prophecy. The fun begins
on page one and continues to the
very satisfying end.
Lady Olivia Yates can decode hieroglyphics better than anyone, though few know it. When she uncovers an ancient text that's been translated incorrectly, she's intent on setting the words straight. But someone is determined to stop her.
American sea captain Samuel Stafford is intrigued by Olivia, and when she needs protection he's there. But Samuel isn't prepared to take the adventurous lady on a voyage around the globe to find a fabled treasure or stave off Barbary pirates and an odd assortment of villains. All he really wants is Olivia in his bed. (LEISURE, May, 320 pp., $6.99)