Mariah Stewart is the bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas. She has been a RITA finalist for romantic suspense and is the recipient of the Award of Excellence for contemporary romance, a RIO (Reviewers International Organization) Award honoring excellence in women's fiction, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times magazine. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she is a three-time recipient of the Golden Leaf Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey Romance Writers, of whose Hall of Fame she is an honoree. Stewart is a member of Sisters in Crime; International Thriller Writers; Novelists, Inc.; Valley Forge Romance Writers; New Jersey Romance Writers; Washington Romance Writers; and Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and two rambunctious golden retrievers amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania. From the Hardcover edition.
Devoted fans will be satisfied with the comfortably predictable final volume of Stewart?s Last trilogy (after Last Look and Last Words), but others may find the formulaic plot a little hard to swallow. Attractive archeologist Daria McGowan has been retained by an eminent university to catalogue the findings of one of her ancestors, who was rumored to have discovered proof of a legendary lost civilization. Her initial survey reveals that some priceless items have disappeared, and she soon learns that their innocent purchasers have been ritually butchered. She calls on a past lover, hunky FBI agent Connor Shields, and as they hunt for the killer, sparks fly between them. There?s little doubt that all will end happily, both for the Shields-McGowan relationship and for the university, making this a romantic thriller of more sweetness than substance. (July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Mariah Stewart
Cold Truth "Tantalizing . . . intriguing and enjoyable."
-Publishers Weekly Hard Truth "Stewart's characters are rich and the intrigue compelling."
-Romantic Times Dark Truth
"The truths revealed may be dark, but Stewart's story sizzles with light and sagacity."
-BookPage Final Truth "Fast-paced."
-Booklist From the Hardcover edition.
Stewart wraps up the trilogy starring archaeologist Daria Gowan, who's all set for the next big exhibit. But then some important artifacts go missing, and recovering them turns out to be murder. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.