Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: Eye of the God
Author: Ariel Allison
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release Date: October 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Mystery
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: N/A
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Ariel's Website: www.arielallison.com
This book is really a page-turner. It has to do with the Hope Diamond, which now resides at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC and is guarded by the Smithsonian Institution. This diamond is said to have a curse on it and almost everyone who has owned it has been subjected to some terrible times. Is this curse real or a legacy of greed? The author tries to get to the bottom of this question and she succeeds as far as I am concerned.
Jewell thieves attempt to steal the Hope Diamond from the Smithsonian. Dr. Abigail Mitchell, curator, seems to be the only one standing in their way, and she realizes that she is alone in holding the pieces of this complicated puzzle in this game of illegal art collectors. Abby's faith is put to the test as she confronts the father who abandoned her as a child, the betrayal of the only man that she has ever loved, and the possibility that she will lose her life because of the legendary gem. Inserted in the story regarding the art thefts are the many paths that the Hope Diamond took before it was given to the Smithsonian.
I, unfortunately, can't give out too much information as it would spoil the book for the readers. The story is excellent and you have to read every word so you won't lost track of it. I loved it and read it in one sitting. I highly recommend it to all adventure, history, mystery and just plain reading fans. You won't want to miss this great book. Enjoy it and hope for another. Ms. Allison is an excellent suspense story writer.
Talk to you soon,
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