Faith Donovan is famous for crafting exquisite jewellery studded with fabulous gems. But the dangerous task of acquiring the rare rubies she needs for her art has taught Faith to be wary of anyone outside her own family - especially someone like Owen Walker, an adventurer with an intimate knowledge of the ruby trade and man′s murderous greed. But now necessity has thrown them together, as they venture into the shadowy world of the wealthy and mysterious Montegeaus in search of quality stones.A powerful Georgia clan descended from pirates, the Montegeausare aid to possess a staggering fortune in gems, hidden for generations in the legendary Blessing Chest. In the living shadows of historic Ruby Bayou. Faith and Walker are soon drawn into a terrifying web of corruption and betrayal, and haunted by the dark, unfolding secrets of the Montegeaus past and present. For there are those who would kill for the contents of the Blessing Chest. And now two outsiders who have learned too much stand in the way . . .
"Elizabeth Lowell's keen ear for dialogue and intuitive characterizations consistently place her a cut above most writers in this genre". -- Charlotte News & Observer "Romantic suspense is her true forte.""-- Minneapolis Star-TrIbune""Elizabeth Lowell's keen ear for dialogue and intuitive characterizations consistently place her a cut above most writers in this genre.""-- Charlotte News & Observer""I'll buy any book with Elizabeth Lowell's name on it."-- Jayne Ann Krentz