By Elizabeth Lowell
(William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780380974047, 376pp.)
Publication Date: June 1999
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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It is desperation that inspires young widow Hannah McGarry to call Archer Donovan. She saw the man only twice in the past ten years, and he struck her as a cold, ruthless piece of work. But as a silent partner in Pearl Cove, her late husband's pearl farm business, Donovan might be willing to help her...if the price is right.
At twenty-nine, Hannah has been freed to live her life again. Now she faces the mystery of her late husband's suspicious death, the prospect of bankruptcy...and the disappearance of the Black Trinity, a necklace containing a three million dollar fortune in black pearls that was to ber her financial security.
Archer Donovan would rather roget he'd ever heard of Pearl Cove. It links him to memories of living life on the dark side, the old lure, the heart-pumping, soul-numbing certainty that there was no law, no justice, no mercy; just hunters and the hunted. That life taught him to trust no one but family. But when Hannah McGarry calls in an old debt and offers a million dollars, Archer is plunged back into the hell he vowed never to revisit; into a deadly game of mony, power, cutthroat competition, and treachery in pursuit of a stolen fortune. At his side is a woman he shouldn't want, yet cannot resist...a woman who may know more than she's telling about her husband's death...and more than is safe to know about that dark and elusive black pearls. With a feeding frenzy of human sharks on their tails, Archer and Hannah race through unchanted waters in search of the fabulous Black Trinity. And the closer they come to finding the coveted pearls, the closer they come to danger and truth-and to each other