|Author:||Krentz, Jayne Ann|
|Performed by:||Bean, Joyce|
|Publisher:||Brilliance Audio Lib Edn|
|Publish Date:||Dec 2011|
|Number of Pages:||0|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.7|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.2 x 1.0 x 6.7|
Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz.
Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Reclusive, brilliant Fallon Jones counts himself lucky that he has found an assistant like Isabella Valdez-organized, insightful, and totally accepting of his unnerving chaos-theory talent. But Isabella is not only a powerful talent in her own right, she is on the run from someone who wants her dead-and she has gone to ground in Scargill Cove, a tiny coastal town where no one asks questions. A macabre discovery in an old house gets things off to a chilling start as Isabella and Fallon are in a deadly web that stretches back to the malicious glass creations of Victorian inventor Millicent Bridewell, cleverly designed weapons that have lost none of their power over the years, as Fallon and Isabella quickly discover.
Verdict: With vibrant wit and consummate flair, the creative, captivating Krentz has delivered another ingenious, suspenseful tale that unravels a mystery, pairs up another perfect couple, and successfully launches a new "Arcane Society" trilogy with well-placed hints of the delightful evils to come. Krentz (Fired Up) lives in Seattle.
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When Fallon Jones took over the family business, he moved Jones & Jones headquarters to Scargill Cove, a secluded coastal town in Northern California. The Cove suits him just fine, as a confirmed recluse... and as an investigator of the paranormal. The Cove is a hot spot, a convergence point for unusually strong currents of energy, which might explain why the town draws misfits and drifters like moths to a flame.
Isabella Valdez is used to changing apartments, jobs, even names and Social Security numbers at the drop of a hat but this is too much. Shes been framed by some very dangerous men. They may be behind the disappearance of her grandmother. And now theyve sent their thugs after Isabella. She would be dead if her gift of intuition hadnt told her to run. So shes fled to California and found employment with Fallon Jones.
Its been only a few days, but Fallon doesnt remember life before his new assistant. Isabellas already organized his pathologically chaotic office, and she doesnt bat an eye at the psychic aspect of his job. Shes a kindred spirit, sanctuary from a world that considers his talents a form of madness. The surest sign that hes falling for her? He doesnt even mind her cheery personality. But after a routine case unearths an antique clock infused with dark energy, Fallon and Isabella are dragged into the secret history of Scargill Cove.
Next thing they know, theyre fighting for their lives in an abandoned underground lab not exactly an ideal first date. Now their lives depend on the combined strength of their powers as they unravel a cutthroat conspiracy with roots in the Jones family business... and Isabellas family tree.