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Nikrova's passion
Henderson, Beth.
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New York : M. Evans, [1990]

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Booklist Review

Suspense lingers throughout this playful tale of cops, robbers, and tourists. Anne Larkin, an American artist on her maiden voyage to London, literally cracks heads with tall Brit Rob Warner at the airport and is pursued by him throughout her journey. Warner is not romantically motivated at first. As a detective assigned to track stolen art and antiquities, he is investigating the theft of a priceless Faberge brooch (the Nikrova's Passion of the title) and believes that Larkin is somehow involved. Even after Warner has become infatuated with Larkin, he still doubts her innocence. Henderson offers plausible suspects and red herrings, adroitly keeping her clincher for the end. Neatly executed romantic suspense. --Denise Perry Donavin

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Anne Larkin, a young American artist in London, is caught in the middle of an investigation of the theft of a fabulous jewel, ``Nikrova's passion.'' She is suspected by both the thieves and the police and is pursued by two attractive men. Not trusting either, she investigates on her own. Unfortunately, Anne is slower than the average heroine, especially one with an artist's eye. She fails to pick up on the most obvious clues to the hero's identity, making the plot device of blurred identities drag on much too long. The characters fail to engage the reader, there is little real suspense, and the only passion is in the title. For only the most die-hard romance addict.-- Barbara Kemp, Columbia Univ. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.