Friday, August 3, 2007

The Gold Covenant by Roberta Clark

The Gold Covenant
Roberta Clark
Medallion Press, Inc.
March 2007
ISBN# 978-1933836010

Katherine Nikulasson is a journalist who’s dealing with the loss of her father, Gustav, a historian and archaeologist. Reported to have been killed in a plane crash, Katherine seeks more information on what his latest project was and why she’s been unable to find his paperwork on it. Gustav’s longtime friend and associate, Sheppard Wilde, seems to be her best bet for the answers she seeks. A trip to Sheppard’s estate in England quickly turns life threatening, and it’s not long before Katherine finds herself the unwilling guest of Enrique Quisette, an art smuggler. Katherine is about to have all of her questions answered, but that information comes with a price. It’s a price she won’t want to pay.

Sheppard Wilde is trying to keep his word on protecting an ancient treasure. When he invites Katherine to his home he fails to consider the trouble that follows close behind. Quisette, the man who has taken her, is a ruthless smuggler who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Sheppard knows that time is running out on Katherine’s life, and without a rescue she’ll have no chance of survival.

The Gold Covenant is a fast moving adventure that provides plenty of twists and turns along the way. Katherine is whisked away from one country to the next as Sheppard tries to get to her before time runs out. Ms. Clark weaves an intriguing tale for her characters in this wonderfully detailed journey. The action will keep readers on the edge of their seats, and the mystery of what awaits Katherine makes this book a thrill ride that’s riveting to the end.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

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