Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Dangerous Talent (Alix London #1), by Charlotte Elkins (author), Aaron Elkins (author), Kate Rudd (narrator)

Brilliance Audio, April 2012 (original publication January 2012)

Alix London is trying to build a career as an art restorer and as an art consultant, nine years after her father, Jeffrey London, once a noted art restorer, was convicted of art forgery. She's on the coolest of terms with her father, now out and in the art importing business, who nevertheless persists in trying to maintain contact with her.

Then one day she's approached for a job that could be the true start of her consulting career. A woman just beginning in collecting art wants Alix to evaluate a Georgia O'Keeffe painting she has been offered. Soon she's on a chartered plane from Seattle to Santa Fe.

In a matter of days, she's survived a murder attempt, thwarted the theft of the painting, and met a handsome but provoking and, in her opinion, highly suspect art dealer from Boston.

Oh, and she's being described in news reports as the daughter of the notorious Jeffrey London, which isn't going to do her art consulting career any good.

And this is all just the start.

It's fast-paced, exciting, and definitely meets some interesting characters along the way--both new friends and new enemies.

Most of them prove to be a lot more cmplicated than they seem on first impressions.

It's a lot of fun. Recommended.

I bought this audiobook.