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Three Fates by Nora Roberts
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Nov 19, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: romance-contemporary
Read in April, 2002

SYNOPSIS: Malachi, Gideon and Rebecca Sullivan are siblings with a mission. They are the owners of a small silver figurine, one of a trio of figurines that, apart are merely valuable, together are priceless. The Sullivans had a dream of reuniting the pieces. However a miscalculation on their part, resulted in the theft of their own figurine by an unscrupulous and greedy antiques dealer. It becomes a race against time and a battle of wits between the Sullivans and the very dangerous Anita Gaye to locate the other two pieces. Along the way the siblings encounter adventure, murder and love.

This story unfolds itself in three acts. The first act is merely the setting of the stage, the meeting of the players.

The second act brings all the players together. The six people with an abiding interest in the Fates form an uneasy alliance.

Things really get enjoyable in the third act. It reads like an old fashioned caper where MISSION IMPOSSIBLE meets OCEANS 11. The band of six each use their own unique talents to trap a spider in her own web.

This was a fun book. Being a Nora Roberts, it of course is well written and full of sexy romance. In that sense the book will hit some very familiar notes for Roberts fans, especially the first two-thirds of the book. If the whole book had run on the same vein, then this would have been a 3-star book. But in the last third she kicks it up a notch and it gets really fun. I liked the art of the con and the understated humor.

My only quibble with this book (and this is why it is a 4-star and not a 5-star) is the character of Anita Gaye. She was a boring villain. Too villainous, too black not enough grey. For those Roberts fans who've read PRIVATE SCANDALS you will recognize the doppelganger of Angela Perkins.
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