A private investigator looking for her missing mother.
A reformed art thief getting a new lease on life.
Twelve bejeweled eggs with secrets of their own.
Private investigator Helen Hu’s mother vanishes while trying to make amends for stealing some bejeweled eggs connected to the Amber room. The best way for Helen to rescue her is to go underground where thieves and robbers live. Her only ticket into that nefarious world is another art thief. He says he is reformed. Or is he? Once a thief, always a thief?
Five years into his incarceration, art thief Reuben Costa is released early prison for helping INTERPOL and the FBI shut down some jewel thieves even more notorious than his own art thief family has been. The work is done, and Reuben is now a free man. He isn’t sure if he wants to return to the underworld to find a woman who might have something to do with his father’s death.
However, Reuben is the only person who can help Helen. As Helen and Reuben rush to rescue Mama Hu before the matriarch gets herself killed, the unlikely partners end up bargaining for not only life and death but also their own hearts and souls.