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Saints Gate
Carla Neggers

August 23, 2011 / ISBN 978-0778312352

Reviewed by Susan Johnson


Carla Neggers wins another fan. I am not generally found of romantic suspense but my mother really is. Carla Neggers is one of her favorite authors. She raved about her newest, “Saint’s Gate” until I gave in, took the book in hand and started reading. I am so glad I did. I now have a new author to explore and to go in search of her back log.

This book is set on the rocky coast of Maine and takes place at an old convent. The main character, Emma Sharpe, is a FBI agent who specializes in recovering stolen artworks. She is also an ex-nun. She is contacted by a nun in the convent where she served and asked to consult on a painting. When she arrives the painting is missing and the nun has been murdered.

As the story develops it seems that there have been quite a few art thefts that seem to be connected and not always reported.

This is where Colin Donovan comes in. He is also FBI and is asked to help Emma and also keep an eye on her as it seems she may have a connection in this case.

There are also references to Ireland and the making of good Irish whiskey. Something for everyone I suppose.

The book was very intriguing and one that I did not solve until the last few pages. That is always a plus in my book. Her well drawn characters and descriptions of the wonderful landscape is always a plus.


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