My first mistake: Agreeing to conduct a private tour of Italy. Fourteen Italian-Americans from New Jersey? All family, for three weeks, with four teenagers? What was I thinking?
Fate responds to my engraved invitation by placing one of the family under surveillance as a suspect in an assassination plot, and who is assigned to the case? None other than my favorite drop-dead-gorgeous spy, Will Talbot.
My second mistake: Allowing Will to coax an invitation from the family matriarch to join the tour.
And that was just the beginning. The matriarch, searching for the unknown location of her mother's grave, and her quirky family members sweep through Italy leaving chaos, danger and destruction in their wake.
About the Author, R. Ann Siracusa:
R. ANN SIRACUSA is involved in many activities, but her two favorite are traveling the world and writing fiction. This talented author combines those passions into novels which transport readers to exotic settings, immerse them in romance, intrigue, and foreign cultures, and make them laugh.
After receiving a degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley, she traveled to Italy. There she worked in Rome for an Italian architecture and urban planning firm and married the Sicilian policeman she met at the Fountain of Love on her first day there. When she and her husband returned to the United States, they settled down to career and family. But the travel bug never left her. While working for thirty-seven years in her chosen career, she made time to travel and began to write fiction that incorporated many of her experiences and observations.
Today, she is retired, lives in San Diego, California, and writes full time (which is as many hours as an Italian husband, three grown children, and eight grandchildren will allow on any given day). Her first novel (a Mafia thriller) was published in 2008. Nine additional works were published by Sapphire Blue Publishing, and she is presently writing for Breathless Press.
She has been active in Romance Writers of America since 1985 and served two terms as Co-president of the San Diego RWA Chapter and on national committees. Since retirement, in addition to writing, she has become a quilter, still rides quads with her family in the desert, takes care of grandchildren, participates in charity work with ChildHelp USA, and serves on the vestry of her church.
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