Synopses & Reviews
An ex-harem slave...
A reformed assassin...
A race to find the most powerful
religious artifact of all time...
New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with her first historical romance in a decade, a new novel of passion and exotic adventure that leads two unlikely and unforgettable treasure hunters on a perilous journeyand into the heart of one of the most captivating mysteries of all time.
Lady Selene Ware had been nothing more than a harem slave when Kadar Ben Arnauda man once trained in the black arts of death and seductionhelped her escape to the safety of her native Scotland. But even a world away she still wasnt safe from the sheikh who claimed her as his stolen propertyand who now forced both her and Kadar to return with a chance to win their freedom. There is, of course, a catch. First they must find the legendary religious relic that men of power have searched for from King Arthurs time to the present.
For Selene and the ex-assassin, it is a dangerous odyssey that begins in erotic captivity and leads to an encounter with the mysterious and reclusive Tarik, who now possesses the treasure. But the truth is far more explosive, the stakes far more deadly, and the closer they come to discovering the secret, the closer they will come to losing each otherand their lives. For even as Selene grasps the key to this age-old mystery, Kadar may have to step over the fine line separating the dark path from the light to save her.
From the Hardcover edition.
A #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author presents a sweeping and sensuous tale of love, war, and immortality set in the 12th century. Reissue.
Two unlikely treasure hunters…
Lady Selene Ware was nothing more than a harem slave when reformed assassin Kadar Ben Arnaud helped her escape to her native Scotland. But she still wasnt safe from the sheikh who claimed her as his property—and who now forces her and Kadar on a quest to find the most powerful religious relic of all time. One perilous journey… So begins a dangerous odyssey that leads Selene and Kadar to an encounter with the reclusive Tarik, who now possesses the treasure. The closer they come to discovering its secret, however, the closer they will come to losing each other—and their lives. The stakes couldnt be higher….
The truth is far more explosive than the treasure hunters could ever have realized. Even as Selene grasps the key to this age-old mystery, Kadar is forced to step over the line separating the dark path from the light to save her from an unthinkable fate.
About the Author
Iris Johansen, who has more than twenty-seven million copies of her books in print, has won many awards for her achievements in writing. The bestselling author of Killer Dreams, Blind Alley, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, Body of Lies, The Search,
and many other novels, she lives near Atlanta, Georgia, where she is currently at work on a new novel.
From the Hardcover edition.