Dr. Priscilla Hackling finds herself thrown back into the murder investigation of her fiancé, Trey Whittington. While she was a suspect three years ago, she’s now working with the police to find the murderer, Egyptian artifact trafficker, Zarka El-Din. During a sting operation in Siwa, she and Agent Donnie Barnes are drawn to each other but Priscilla, overcome by personal ghosts from her past, decides a relationship isn’t possible. Priscilla realizes she’s the bait in the ruse and uncovers others involved with El-Din. Will she and Donnie reconcile and unravel the reason behind Trey’s death before El-Din kills her, too?
I’ve always been a fan of archology and mystery and treasure so when I got the chance to readThe Tempering Agent, I immediately took it. I enjoyed reading this book. It’s fun to learn new thingsabout archology. I thought the characters were fun to get to know. Some I liked better then others. They were pretty believable. I did feel like the relationship at the beginning between Priscilla and Donnie move faster then what I would expect in real life. Victoria Pitts Caine weaves lessons of truth, forgiveness and hope throughout this story. I like how the character’s learn and grow throughout this story. I look forward to reading more stories about Priscilla and Donnie.
About the Author:
Victoria Pitts Caine is a native Californian and lives in the central portion of the state. Her varied interests include genealogy and exotic gemstone collecting both of which she’s incorporated into her novels. The author has received recognition in both fiction and nonfiction from: Enduring Romance top 10 picks for 2008, William Saroyan Writing Conference, Byline Magazine, Writer’s Journal Magazine, Holt International Children’s Services Magazine, and The Southern California Genealogical Society. Her first novel was published in 2007 followed by two more as well as novellas and short stories in anthologies. Victoria is a former staff technician in air pollution control. She is the mother of two daughters. Now retired from the work force, Victoria and her husband enjoy travel, cooking, and are self-appointed “foodies”.
To celebrate her tour, Victoria is giving away: Grand prize: Murano type heart necklace with lampwork bracelet and $25.00 Amazon gift certificate. 1st Place: Green and white lampwork pendant and earrings. 2nd Place: Set of three lampwork earrings. 3rd place: Set of three holiday themed earrings. 4th place: One ten $10 Amazon gift card. 5th place: One ten $10 Amazon gift card.
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