Perfect for fans of Sandra Brown and Iris Johannsen.
In 1945, an Austrian girl discovers a priceless Nazi treasure near a remote alpine lake and sets in motion a decades-old secret that will change lives for generations to come.
Many years later, classical pianist Maggie O'Shea is preparing her return to the world of music. Instead, a nightmare of a haunting rhapsody and hundreds of roses from a deranged stalker propel her into a world of terror. Forces drive her to revisit the mystery of her mother's death, her father's startling disappearance, and a terrible secret from World War II. Maggie finds herself on a collision course with a brutal, disfigured killer who threatens those she holds dear—an aging pianist with a long-buried secret, a haunted cellist, a charismatic Maestro, and the crusty retired colonel she has come to love.
Chord by chord, Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody becomes the heart of this story of profound loss, courage and love. Music tells our stories ...
Mario's enjoyable if melodramatic sequel to 2015's The Lost Concerto finds classical pianist Maggie O'Shea at the cabin of her lover, Col. Michael Beckett, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. When she tells Michael she feels as if she's losing control of her life, he reassures her that she's taking it back "one note at a time." She hopes that she's seen the last of the evil man known as Dane, with whom she has tangled in the past, but Michael knows that Dane isn't finished with Maggie. Meanwhile, Maggie is haunted by fragmented childhood memories of her pianist mother's drowning and by the disappearance of her father, a famous conductor who walked out of Carnegie Hall in the middle of a performance just weeks after her mother's death. Maggie's story links up with the Nazi theft of art during WWII and the hunt for it in the present day. Michael and Maggie contend with various bad guys, including some who belong to Yale's Skull and Bones society, en route to the inevitable clash with Dane. Mario manages to hold all the plot pieces together surprisingly well. Romantic suspense fans will find much to like.