"Exciting archeological mystery"
McClintoch & Swain is an antiques store in Toronto, Canada
run by two ex spouses, Lara McClintoch and Clive McSwain.
Since Clive spends more than he should on items for the
store, Lara is the one who goes on the buying trips locally
and abroad. In Rome, Lara is brought to meet Crawford
Lake, a reclusive mega-billionaire who hasn't been seen in
public for over fifteen years.
Crawford is an art collector and whenever he is
interested in purchasing an item, the owner marks up the
price. To prevent this, he uses intermediaries and Lara is
the one chosen to purchase a piece of Etruscan art from a
Mr. Goddard in Vichy, France. A flattered Lara agrees to
take on the job for a generous fee but before her quest is
concluded, three men are murdered. Lara inadvertently
becomes a smuggler and an innocent bystander winds up in
Lyn Hamilton is a very creative and colorful writer who
always manages to bring the past to life in her
archeological mysteries. Her latest work, THE ETRUSCAN
CHIMERA is a conspiracy buff's delight. The supporting
cast have schemes within plots that Lara innocently and
unwilling participates in. This is one mystery that
will take a genius to solve.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 7, 2002