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Tell Me No Lies (original 1986; edition 2001)

by Elizabeth Lowell

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Title:Tell Me No Lies
Authors:Elizabeth Lowell
Info:Mira (2001), Hardcover, 496 pages
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Tell Me No Lies by Elizabeth Lowell (1986)

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Another old favorite. Well-matched protagonists, an intriguing archeological scam, and lots of Chinese history and culture make for a enthralling read. Add some of the best villains in romance and you have a romantic suspense classic. Great book! ( )
  AniGonzalez | Aug 13, 2015 |
Lindsay Danner grew up in China, the daughter of Christian missionaries. Now a highly respected member of the museum world, she specializes in Chinese bronzes. Both her knowledge and her unique background make her the perfect stalking horse in an international game of espionage. A game Lindsay is totally unprepared for, but bound by personal honor to play.

For Jacob MacArthur Catlin, an ex-CIA agent who's worn more names than the GB (genuine bastard) Lindsay dubs him, the only regrets he holds regarding getting out of the espionage game are that he didn't do so soon enough. But when an a man with half an ancient bronze coin come calling to talk about old debt, Catlin finds himself acting the reluctant dragon - guarding Lindsay from everything except the ultimate betrayal.

Written in the days before lung cancer truly hit home, this book has a plot as twisty as the cigarette smoke spirals every meeting seems to come standard with. Intrigue and double-dealing, and a bit of romance thrown in. ( )
1 vote SunnySD | Nov 23, 2011 |
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PACING: fast paced, sometimes details get left out; jerky to read; CHARACTERIZATION: stereotypical; emotional involvement; introspective at points; STORYLINE: action-driven; character-centered; resolved ending; attempted plot twists, but missing details to make understandable; fairly sexually explicit; impausible attempting to be plausible; ATMOSPHERE: hard-edged; melodramatic; suspenseful; dark tone; espionage background; black market/underground elements; detailed setting; stark; dated ( )
  ktoonen | Mar 31, 2008 |
I recommend this book as one of the best I have read by EL, and one of the best by any romance novelist. Lindsay has a life of her own and she doesn't fall into bed with the hero on the first night. They are partners, forced to live together, eat together, and converse. They get to know each other first. Refreshing.
Besides that, the Chinese art aspect is educational and interesting and the suspense very believable. ( )
  jonahfied | Jun 19, 2007 |
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PUPPETS ON A STRING
China's most priceless artifacts are being smuggled into the U.S. An international crisis is about to explode -- unless a desperate trap to catch a thief succeeds. And one woman is the key . . .

Lindsay Danner. Her worldwide reputation as an expert in ancient bronzes and her love for China make her the perfect pawn in a deadly game. But she needs protection.

Jacob MacArthur Catlin. The Dragon. A renegade ex-CIA agent whose name is still whispered in tones of hatred and admiration throughout Southeast Asia. Now it is his job to make sure Lindsay Danner succeeds . . . and lives.

Two puppets on a string. In a maze of intrigue where each deadly twist and turn leads deeper into deception and forbidden desire, friends can be enemies. Truth may be lies. Trust is a dirty word. And the only chance of getting out alive is to cut the strings . . . and grasp the only truth that remains . . .
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Some of the world's most priceless artifacts are being smuggled from China into the U.S. An international crisis is about to explode unless a desperate trap to catch a thief succeeds. One woman is the key.

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