Brilliant (Kick Keswick Mysteries #1)

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Meet Kick Keswick, an elegant and self-possessed American who has been at London's venerable Ballantine & Company Auctioneers for over thirty years. She is an expert on paintings, furniture, and objets d'art, and so far has lived a perfectly happy life with things on her mind other than love. In fact, Kick rarely lets anyone into her private world. She prefers it that way. She adores her elegant, cozy London flat, her books, her music, her delicious meals, and her jewels. Kick doesn’t need a man in her life, messing things up. But when American industrialist, scoundrel and womanizer Owen Brace grabs the faltering Ballantine & Company in a corporate takeover, he turns Kick's world upside down, opening her eyes to large-scale love, romance, and sensuous pleasure.

But something tells Kick that Brace's motives are anything but sincere. And when he gets near enough to threaten Kick's closely guarded life, Brace learns the dangers of underestimating this woman. From sophisticated London to cozy Provence, France, Brilliant is a playfully delicious novel of suspense, masterful revenge, and secrets (the multi-faceted kind).

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"Fast-paced, well-written, and full of colorful characters...madly entertaining." -The Seattle Times

Meet Kick Keswick, an elegant and self-possessed American who has been at London's venerable Ballantine & Company Auctioneers for over thirty years. She is an expert on paintings, furniture, and objets d'art, and so far has lived a perfectly happy life with things on her mind other than love.

"Like indulging in a guilty pleasure...Brilliant is pure fun and offers a revealing peak into the lives of the rich and titled in london." -The Denver Post

In fact, Kick rarely lets anyone into her private world. She prefers it that way. Kick doesn't need a man in her life, messing things up. But when American industrialist, scoundrel, and womanizer Owen Brace grabs the faltering Ballantine & Company in a corporate takeover, he turns Kick's world upside down, opening her eyes to large-scale love, romance, and sensuous pleasure. But something tells Kick that Brace's motives are anything but sincere. And when he gets near enough to threaten Kick's closely guarded life, Brace learns the dangers of underestimating this woman.

From sophisticated London to cozy Provence, France, Brilliant is a playfully delicious novel of suspense, masterful revenge, and secrets of the multi-faceted kind...

"An elegant and luscious suspense novel, filled with intriguing twists and turns. As always, Kellogg's characters are funny, sexy, interesting, and quirky. Great summer reading. Brilliant is, in a word, brilliant."-Nelson DeMille, author of Up Country

About the Author:

A native of Denver, Colorado, Marne Davis Kellogg was educated in Paris and Rome, and from 1966-1968, volunteered as a Military Airlift Command/Braniff flight attendant, serving on troop transports to Vietnam. Marne has worked as a translator for a Colorado-based international oil company; a consumer reporter for a radio station; the Director of Communications for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts; an assistant bureau chief for the Rocky Mountain Bureau of People® magazine, and since 1981 has been Executive Vice President of The Kellogg Organization, Inc.

She lives with her husband, Peter, the president and CEO of The Kellogg Organization, Inc., a national fund-raising counseling firm, in Denver, San Francisco, and on their Colorado ranch.

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