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Title:
The golden leopard
Author:
Kerstan, Lynn.
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Publication Information:
New York : Onyx, 2002.
Physical Description:
370 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"Onyx historical romance"--Spine.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780451410573
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Book

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It's the adventure of a lifetime when a notorious scoundrel is reunited with the titled lady he betrayed. Together they track down the whereabouts of a stolen Indian artifact in London. And it isn't long before they succumb to the reigning passion of a love long thought extinguished.


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Booklist Review

The only thing that keeps Lord Hugo Duran sane while in an Indian prison is thinking about the woman he had a brief affair with six years ago. When he is given the chance to leave India and captivity he takes it, but his freedom is conditional and temporary: he is sent on a mission to retrieve a valuable item believed stolen and sent to England. Whether or not he finds it, the price of his liberty is high. Surrounded by guards who closely watch his every move, his search leads him to seek help from Lady Jessica, the woman who is always on his mind. Never one to conform to society's expectations, Jessica now works at Christie's auction house. Having given her heart once and subsequently having it shattered, she is determined to find some measure of independence and so has encased her emotions in ice. But seeing Duran again starts a warming trend. Readers won't be able to put down Kerstan's emotionally captivating and highly dramatic adventure. --Maria Hatton


Library Journal Review

When black sheep adventurer Lord Hugo Duran suddenly reappears in Lady Jessica Carville's life after an absence of more than six years, she has no intention of either renewing their past romantic relationship or of letting him jeopardize her fledgling position as an antiquities expert. But in his wanderings through India, Duran has run afoul of a local petty tyrant and will forfeit his life if he cannot locate a missing jeweled statue-and for that he needs Jessica's help. Although the bones of the story are classic and deceptively simple, the wonderfully complex characters and intricate, beautifully delineated details lend a richness to a gradually unfolding tale that will keep readers wondering how things can possibly work out. Adding spice to the mix are a few unforgettable secondary characters (including an honorable assassin) and some surprisingly hot but beautifully integrated sex scenes. Although Kerstan's romances have always been well done, the superb character development, the emotional depth, and the exquisite sexual tension in this Regency vaults her to a new level. This is her best to date and a definite top-tier "keeper." Kerstan (Lord Dragoner's Wife) is a RITA Award-winning writer and lives in Southern California. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.