Rachel Cutler loves her job and her kids, and remains civil to her ex-husband, Paul.
But everything changes when her father dies under suspicious circumstances, leaving behind clues to a treasure called the Amber Room, one of the most intriguing mysteries of the last century. Desperate for the truth, Rachel takes off for Germany, with Paul close behind.
Before long, they're in over their heads. Locked into a treacherous game with professional killers, Rachel and Paul find themselves on a collision course with the forces of greed, power and history itself...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages, n/a
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 31/05/2007
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780340920893
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Review by SmithSJ01
My husband gave me this to read on holiday as I'd ran out of reading material. It's clearly targeted at a male audience purely from the sexual descriptions but once I'd got past that this book was good to read. I found bits a little tiresome as there was too much description in places rather than relying on the excellent plot and good characters. I can see why he is such a popular author and would possibly read his work again in the future. I was surprised at how quickly Rachel and Paul abandoned their children to go in search of the Amber Room in Germany to be honest but then I guess it is only fiction! It is fast paced from the start and the Amber Room was portrayed brilliantly through some effective narrative. The plot surrounds Rachel and her ex-husband Paul. Rachel's father dies suspiciously and leaves behind a series of clues to a treasure called the Amber Room. Desperate to find out the truth she heads for Germany with her ex hot on her heels. They meet professional killers and devious art collectors on the adventure of their life. A bit too neatly tied up at the end but still worth a read.