USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
“Filled with twists and turns, action, art heists, and plenty of chemistry between the very handsome Jack Hawkes and daring narrator Laurel Beacham…rich descriptions and a discriminating tone of detail…Abstract Aliases continues an excellent collection from Ritter Ames.” – Girl with Book Lungs
Abstract clues lead to new questions. New leads turn to “dead” ends. A heist plot ties to forgeries. Adversaries resurface twisting an already complicated case. And art recovery expert Laurel Beacham must not only outwit criminals, but keep her wits around Jack Hawkes’s cheeky ego.
Before the criminals they were tracking headed underground, evidence pointed toward two organizations as key to an epic art heist. Despite their best efforts, Laurel and her team haven’t caught a break in months—even Jack’s unofficial intel stuttered to a halt. But on New Year’s, as Big Ben’s bell tolls midnight, the guilty return and nowhere is safe. A source in Rome is killed within hours. Other allies are attacked in Rome and London, and a contact in Germany reports dangerous shadows closing in. The nearer the answers, the higher the stakes. Worse, Jack may not be the only one Laurel must learn to trust to avoid another brush with death.
Books in the Bodies of Art Mystery Series:
• COUNTERFEIT CONSPIRACIES (#1)
• MARKED MASTERS (#2)
• ABSTRACT ALIASES (#3)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…
Ritter Ames lives atop a high green hill in the country with her husband and Labrador retriever, and spends each day globe-trotting the art world from her laptop with Pandora blasting into her earbuds. Often with the dog snoring at her feet. Much like her Bodies of Art Mysteries, Ritter’s favorite vacations start in London, then spiral out in every direction. She’s been known to plan trips after researching new books, and keeps a list of “can’t miss” foods to taste along the way. Visit her at www.ritterames.com where she blogs about all the crazy things that interest her.
A quick one day read.
Exciting Bodies of Art Book 3 Entry
Abstract Aliases is the third book in the Bodies of Art Mystery series by Ritter Ames. We pick up a few weeks after the end of book 2, Marked Masters, as Laurel Beacham and Jack Hawkes share a quiet moment in a crowd of thousands as the countdown to midnight occurs and they await the ringing in of the new year on Big Ben. Amazingly in such a large crowd they encounter Hamish Ravensdale, Jack's friend from school, as well as Rollie, who they had earlier determined to be head of the art forgery ring Moran's grandson. Coincidence?
Also to arrive in London on New Year's Day and storm the London branch of Beacham Ltd., is former office head gone rogue Simon Babbage. Using a "secret" back entrance, Laurel and her assistant Cassie are able to escape, but just barely. And that is just the beginning of a very stressful day!
Murders in Rome, forgers being killed across Europe, and kidnapping attempts made on Laurel put everyone on edge. The mysterious Moran telling Laurel to be careful, that the head of Ermo Colle, another forgery ring, wanted her dead, made no sense. Why would Moran want to protect Laurel and why would the head of this mysterious organization want her dead? What threat could she possibly pose?
Another fast paced edition of this series, Ritter Ames's expert storytelling will have you hanging on. Reading late into the night, I found this book impossible to put down and when it was over it left me anxious to have the next story in this series. I absolutely recommend both this book and the complete series!