Reviewer: Amy Lignor
Title: Saint's Gate
Author: Carla Neggers
Release Date: August 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Romantic Suspense
Year/Setting: Present day/Maine
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle/Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None/Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate/Intense
Carla's Website/Blog: www.carlaneggers.com
Emma Sharpe works in a very specialized unit within the FBI, but before her life of thrills and chills, Emma had actually almost been a nun. In fact, in her small hometown located on the shores of Maine, Emma Sharpe had lived with the Sisters of the Joyful Heart in Heron’s Cove. This was the world Emma was going to enter, before receiving some advice from Mother Superior which made her turn toward law enforcement instead.
The Sisters are all about education, teaching, and the restoration and conservation of paintings; art is most definitely their specialty. One day, Emma receives an ‘odd’ call from Sister Joan asking her to come to the convent because there is a painting that she must see. Joan says that she desperately needs Emma’s help with something, and sounds more than a bit frightened. Upon arriving, Emma waits for Sister Joan to go retrieve the key to the tower where the painting is kept. Unfortunately, she waits too long. While Emma is standing on the property, someone heads into the tower and kills Sister Joan, escaping with this supposed painting that Emma just had to see.
Colin Donovan is only a short way away. He is actually island hopping around the Maine landscape he knows so well. Colin is a deep-cover agent who is basically hiding out after his last success. While sitting on his island, Colin is approached by his brother letting him know that the local priest - Father Bracken - needs to speak with him immediately.
Very soon Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are in the path of killer, trying desperately to find the answers to the Sister’s death in a world of art thieves, while uncovering secrets that stem all the way back to the time of the Vikings.
From the action and suspense to the romance that builds between the two main characters, this is truly Carla Neggers at her very best! Enjoy!
Until next time, Amy
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