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Title:
Broken honor
Author:
Potter, Patricia, 1940-
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Edition:
Jove edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Jove Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
405 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780515132274
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In a stunning follow-up to the breakthrough success of The Perfect Family, bestselling author Patricia Potter turns her talents to the intrigue and romance of the military. Long ago, in the waning years of World War II, a Nazi train was captured by Allies. Its cargo, a fortune in stolen art and gold dust, vanished. Today, two strangers are about to become engulfed in its tantalizing mystery...an unexpected passion...and inescapable peril. "A master storyteller." (Debbie Macomber) "Potter writes romantic adventure like nobody else." (Joan Johnson)


Author Notes

In 1988, Patricia Potter won the Maggie Award and a Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times for her first novel. She has been named Storyteller of the Year by Romantic Times and has received the magazine's Career Achievement Award for Western Historical Romance along with numerous Reviewer's Choice nominations and awards.

 

She has won three Maggie awards, is a three-time RITA finalist, and has been on the USA Today and Walden's bestseller lists. Her books have been alternate choices for the Doubleday Book Club.

 

Prior to writing fiction, she was a newspaper reporter with the Atlanta Journal and president of a public relations firm in Atlanta. She has served as president of Georgia Romance Writers and board member of River City Romance Writers, and is a former member of the national board of Romance Writers of America.

 


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Amy Mallory is a professor of advanced American history at a small Tennessee college. Colonel Lucien "Irish" Flaherty is on R and R at his Colorado ranch. Complete strangers, they are drawn together by something they have in common--now-dead grandfathers that have been accused of looting Jewish riches from a Nazi treasure train at the end of World War II. And that's not all: a mysterious force from the past is making Amy and Irish the targets of one murder attempt after the other. Palms will sweat and hearts will race as readers follow their narrow escapes from the relentless pursuit of a powerful, unknown villain. This well-written crossover novel will thrill lovers of the suspense genre as well as those who enjoy a good romance. --Shelley Mosley


Publisher's Weekly Review

History professor Amy Mallory's devotion to her long-deceased grandfather is put to the test when he and two other high-ranking World War II vets are accused of having looted Jewish treasures nearly 60 years earlier. Raised by a flower-child single mom who scorned all authority, Amy's naturally leery when handsome, 40-something Lt. Colonel Irish Flaherty, also determined to disprove the allegations against his family name, arrives in Memphis just in time to witness her house burnt to the ground. Nevertheless, she slowly begins to trust him after he thwarts several attempts on her life. While the two pour over a box of military documents which may hold a key to their grandfathers' pasts, they desperately attempt to contact the third major player, D.C. bigwig, Dustin Eachan, whose true agenda will keep readers guessing until the novel's end. The gutsy action and compact dialogue that marks Potter's latest (after The Heart Queen) is softened by a believable romance between her seemingly mismatched protagonists and extensive character development even Amy's irritating, emotionally distraught dog, Bojangles, is afforded some psychological depth. Although Potter is better known for her historical romances, this bracing romantic thriller proves that she's just as comfortable writing in the contemporary arena. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved