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"Great launch of Arcane Society series"

You can always recognize a Jayne Ann Krentz story. Her lively characters and whimsical families will entertain you all book long. Writing as Amanda Quick, SECOND SIGHT is the start of a new series, The Arcane Society and its first family the JONES.

SECOND SIGHT follows Gabriel Jones and Venetia Milton "Jones" adventures in trying to find and stop the use if an old alchemist's notebook for nefarious reasons. London at that time was a Mecca for charlatans and fraudulent psychics. The Jones must now use their own unique talents to find the bad guys and stop them.

The Jones have been leaders of the Arcane Society since it was started by Sylvester Jones. Their job was to protect the Society and its secrets. Venetia is a hired to create a photographic record of the Society's museum. Her seduction of Gabriel is interrupted by two would-be robbers, who try to sneak into the house. Gabriel forces her to leave with the rest of the women and Venetia later learns of his death in a house fire. Using Gabriel's name, she moves to London to start her own photography studio. Three months later Venetia's "husband" Gabriel shows up in London and so their adventures begin.

Jayne Ann Krentz's touch is, as always, light and fun. So relax, enjoy, and do not miss WHITE LIES. The Jones are back!

Reviewed by Michele Patrykus
Posted April 3, 2008

SUMMARY

An Arcane Society Novel

Financially straitened and on the path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an alchemist. And the alchemist's descendant - her employer, Gabriel Jones - had the eyes of a sorcerer…

But despite her intent to seduce the man and move on, she is shattered to return home and, just a week later, read of his violent demise in the press. She uses the sizable fee Mr. Jones paid and establishes a new life, opening a gallery in London. Of course, posing as a respectable widow makes it easier to do business, so - in a private tribute to her lost, only lover - she takes on the identity of “Mrs. Jones.” But her romantic whim will cause unexpected trouble.

For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into her life. And the two share more than a memory of passion - indeed, they are bonded by a highly unusual sort of vision, one that goes far beyond Venetia's abilities as a photographer. They also have in common a terrible threat - for someone has stolen a centuries-old notebook from Arcane House, containing a formula believed to enhance psychic powers of the kind Gabriel and Venetia possess. And the thief wants to know more - even if he must kill the keeper of the Arcane Society's treasures, or photographer who catalogued them, to obtain such knowledge.

 

Second Sight
(Arcane Society: Book 1)
by Amanda Quick

Jove
March 1, 2007
Available: March 27, 2007
ISBN #0515142808
EAN #9780515142808
352 pages
Paperback (reprint)
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Other Books by
Amanda Quick

Burning Lamp
The Perfect Poison
The Third Circle
Second Sight
Seduction and Surrender
The Paid Companion
Late for the Wedding
Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back
Slightly Shady
Slightly Shady


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