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By David Morrell.
Overview: Painters know burnt sienna as the color of earth and fire, the color of passion and life. But when Chase Malone sets eyes on Sienna Bellasar, he sees a beauty unmatched by anyone, or anything, he has ever attempted to capture on canvas. Sienna is the wife of international arms dealer Derek Bellasar, who tries to strong-arm Malone into painting her portrait. But Malone refuses...until he beholds Siennas beauty. Until the CIA persuades him to spy on Bellasar. And until he learns that Bellasar previously commissioned paintings of three earlier wives - weeks before each died in suspicious accidents. Convinced that Sienna is in terrible danger, Malone vows to rescue her from Bellasars French Riviera stronghold. Malone believes he can outrun, outfight, and outsmart Bellasar, but there may be no place in the world beyond Bellasars reach, and no place to hide so beautiful a woman. Signed Bookplate is free with this copy. 337 pages. (A)