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Title:
Homeport
Author:
Roberts, Nora.
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Edition:
Abridged, Library edition.
Publication Information:
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [1998]

℗1998
Physical Description:
5 audio discs (3 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Art historian Miranda Jones is called to Italy to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan. However, instead of cementing Miranda's reputation as an authority in her field, her credibility is nearly destroyed when the bronze is declared a hoax. Desperate to restore her reputation and prove the bronze is really a previously unknown work by Michelangelo, Miranda turns to Ryan Boldari, a supposedly-reformed art thief.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781590865569
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Audiobook on CD

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The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared. Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind, and welcomed the distraction offered by a summons to Italy to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as The Dark Lady. However, instead of cementing Miranda's reputation as a leading authority in her field, the bronze nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into question and the bronze is declared a hoax.Desperate to restore her credibility and prove The Dark Lady is really a previously unknown work of Michelangelo, Miranda turns to Ryan Boldari, a seductive - and supposedly reformed - art thief. For Miranda, forced to rely on herself and a partner with his own hidden agenda, the only way home is filled with treachery, deception, and a danger that threatens everything she loves.


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, and The Obsession. 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

Dr. Miranda Jones, an art authenticator specializing in bronzes, is summoned by her mother to Italy to verify a bronze called The Dark Lady after a courtesan of the de Medici court. A leak to the Italian press is immediately blamed on Miranda, and under threat of dismissal from the family's entire operation, she returns home to Maine seething at the injustice. The international media call her findings fraudulent, and so does Ryan Boldari, a handsome art thief who stole a bronze from Miranda's museum only to discover that it was a fake. His confrontation with Miranda sets them on the trail of a shadowy figure determined to hide The Dark Lady and destroy Miranda's reputation at all costs. Sparks fly personally and professionally between Ryan and Miranda as they close in on the killer stalking her--a killer who is either a close friend, coworker, or member of her family. Homeport provides a satisfying read with strong characters and a cohesive plot that should please Roberts' fans, yet it lacks the suspense and sense of hidden evil found in previous best-sellers Montana Sky (1996) and Sanctuary (1997). Roberts has also just finished a trilogy, The Stars of Mithra, for Silhouette and is starting a new trilogy in paperback with Sea Swept. Recommended for all collections. --Melanie Duncan


Library Journal Review

Roberts will certainly continue her prolific track record of best sellers with this newest work. Employing just the right combination of romance, humor, and suspense, her heroine, Miranda, finally finds love and, perhaps more important, success and validation in her career. Miranda's Institute houses some of the most valuable and renowned art pieces in the world. Ryan, who is a thief, albeit a totally charming and captivating one, plans to steal a particularly special item with which Miranda is having her own problems. How these two characters meet, reveal the truth to each other, and then conspire to outwit the true bad guy (or should we say gal) is an irresistible page turner. Add an alcoholic younger brother, an amazingly varied cast of family characters, and a cliff hanger (literally) of an ending and you're on the way to the best sellers lists. Sure to please Roberts's legions of fans, this is essential for all public libraries.‘Margaret Ann Hanes, Sterling Heights P.L., Mich. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.