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The Gold of Thrace    by Aileen G. Baron order for
Gold of Thrace
by Aileen G. Baron
Order:  USA  Can
Poisoned Pen, 2007 (2007)
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

A mosaic floor disappears from a Turkish archeological site at the same time that a member of the excavation team is murdered. Archeologist Tamar Saticoy is no dummy. She knows the two events must be linked in some way. When Tamar heads to Switzerland to try to trace the floor, she falls into the company of unethical - if not downright criminal - dealers in antiquities.

With The Gold of Thrace, author Aileen G. Baron has written her third novel in an intriguing series. Her impressive resumé includes a Ph.D in archeology and an intensive background in antiquities. She writes of what she knows. Unfortunately for me, I got a little bogged down with all the information provided, but it's worth hanging in there for the good plot. The action skips from one place to another but keeps the storyline together.

Tamar is an interesting character. She cares deeply about her chosen profession and has the gumption to do what has to be done – be it uncovering precious fragments of ancient pottery or following the trail of a stolen artifact - regardless of the danger involved. The Gold of Thrace is an intriguing story, an archeologist's delight.

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