The daughter of a murdered businessman joins forces with a New York City cop in a perilous hunt for history's most coveted treasure.
Claire Andrews loved her father dearly, but now he's dead, brutally slain after attempting to sell an irreplaceable, possibly priceless saltcellar encrusted with rare gems. Leaving the Midwest for New York City, she seeks the help of Detective Artie Modelstein of the NYPD's Frauds/Jewels Squad, hoping to recover the lost treasure and clear her father's sullied name. But there are others on the trail of the missing saltcellar, and their interests lie not in the precious stones but in a secret hidden within.
Suddenly Claire and Artie have unwittingly become marked targets in a deadly game that has wound through the centuries like a poisonous snake - following a trail of death and terror from the ancient world to Elizabethan England, through the flames of world war to the present day - as a hunt for stolen jewels becomes a mythic quest that could change their world forever.
Rich in action, color, and invention, an epic thriller that spans centuries, Richard Ben Sapir's Quest is a stunning tale of adventure, love, mystery, and revelation.
©1987 Patricia Chute-Sapir, the executrix of the estate of Richard Ben Sapir; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
I really enjoyed this mystery. It grabbed me from the beginning and rarely lost me. There's a great mixture of history and fiction in this book. My only criticism is that it relies too heavily on well-worn stereotypes for the main characters. The reader's voice is wonderful. She deftly created various accents for the many characters and I never tired of listening to her. In fact, I will purchase other books she has narrated, just to listen to her voice!
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