August 23, 2011 / ISBN 978-0778312352
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