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The reef
Roberts, Nora.
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[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Maine : Thorndike Press, 1999.

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627 pages ; 24 cm

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Marine archaeologist Tate Beaumont plumbs the depths of the ocean in search of legendary amulet, Angelique's Curse. Forced into a reluctant partnership with Matthew Lassiter, a sea-scarred man who shares her dream, Tare soon learns that her attractive, arrogant fellow diver, holds as many secrets as the sea itself. And when the truth emerges about the mysterious death of Matthew's father eight years earlier, desire - and danger - rise to the surface...

Author Notes

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 10, 1950. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981. Since then, she has written more than 200 novels. She writes romances under her own name including Montana Sky, Blue Smoke, Carolina Moon, The Search, Chasing Fire, The Witness, The Perfect Hope, Inner Harbor, Dark Witch, Shadow Spell, The Collector, The Villa, The Liar, The Obsession, and Shelter in Place. She writes crime novels under the pseudonym of J. D. Robb including the In Death series. She has been given the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame.

(Bowker Author Biography) Nora Roberts is the author of nearly 140 novels, including several #1"New York Times" bestsellers, with more than 106 million copies of her books in print. She lives in Maryland.

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Booklist Review

Feisty marine archaeologist Tate Beaumont lives for the challenge of retrieving sunken treasure from the depths of the ocean. Years ago, her life had a more personal focus, namely, one Matthew Lassiter, but he destroyed her hopes, and work became her passion. She returned to college with a vengeance, and Matthew retreated to the frozen North where he works as a salvage diver. Now Tate's father plans to ask Matthew and his uncle to help him find "Angelique's Curse," a ruby-and-diamond-encrusted amulet, rumored to have been worn by the witch Angelique as she was burned at the stake centuries before. The Beaumonts and the Lassiters weather their new and tentative partnership on turbulent waters, united by an obsession matched in intensity by only one man--an insane collector who has already committed murder in pursuit of "Angelique's Curse": Matthew's father. Perennial best-seller Roberts has crafted a thrilling treasure-hunt with a trademark edge. One of her most suspenseful tales to date, this novel, a Literary Guild main selection slated for national television advertising, will surely lure a veritable feeding frenzy of fans. --Melanie Duncan

Library Journal Review

The Reef represents Roberts (Rising Tides, Audio Reviews, LJ 11/1/98) at the top of her form. Not only does the novel have a passionate, compelling love story at its center, but it is rich with intrigue, suspense, and a full complement of fascinating characters. Roberts's skill at pumping the written momentum aides Sandra Burr's virtuoso performance. Her warm Southern drawl encapsulates the essence of Tate Beaumont and her family: their warmth, humor, and commitment to loving life itself. Matthew Lassiter and his contingent are given equal measure with deeper tones, more northerly accents, and a thirst for revenge that blots out any expectation for happiness. Even Burr's narration, steady and inviting, elevates the reading to greater heights. The story is occasionally wordy, but the pleasure of Burr's performance is worth the time. Highly recommended for all fiction collections.‘Jodi L. Israel, Jamaica Plain, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.