Sapphire Trails

Sapphire Trails

by Marilyn Jax

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ISBN-13: 9781623095284
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
File size: 813 KB

About the Author

A veteran, senior government enforcement investigator for close to two decades, and a retired Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), international award-winning mystery author Marilyn Jax lives in Minnesota and the Caribbean, and enjoys spending time in Miami and Montana.

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Sapphire Trails 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
franellan More than 1 year ago
Sapphire Trails: Marilyn Jax The road to Omalos was a treacherous one Claire Caswell and Gaston Lombard. In order drive up this road you must have great skill and stamina. But, when all the players came together and the final scene was the end result left both Claire and Gaston mentally and physically damaged in different ways. As we meet them again in Sapphire Trails Gaston is still troubled by the past and has begun to distant himself from the present in many ways. From the author of The Road to Omalos comes another five star novel filled with intrigue, twists and turns daring the reader to walk and enter the Sapphire Trails. Only author Marilyn Jax can deliver this story and pen a plot that will make you want more. Haunted by the memories of this killer, Guy Lombard cannot seem to focus or deal with the present. His mind keeps drifting back to the events that took place in Crete with visions of his capture and torture this insane criminal entering his every waking hour. A dark cloud envelops Guy and his fears and anger are hampering him. But, a phone call from close friends would not only bring him back to life but once again into a murder investigation. Hoping to relax and get away for ten days Claire Caswell and Guy Lombard decide to close their investigative firm and visit with Jay and Piper Cantrell at their beautiful lodge in Montana. Relaxing for the first time in quite a while they never expected to face the morning after their arrival a murder scene. Art when authentic and painted by the masters could be worth millions. Throughout this rich and affluent community of Whitefish, Montana, an elusive thief has been helping himself to the paintings, art objects and money of the occupants of these houses. Striking in the middle of the night and knowing that many of the residents are not home, allowed this thief to go unnoticed. Claire uses her powers of observation and ESP to find clues that the police, the Sheriff’s department and others miss. Pointing out two important pieces of evidence she convinces the authorities to allow her and Guy to help in the investigation. Author Marilyn Jax brilliantly takes the reader inside an investigation and allows us to participate in the investigative process first hand. Explaining the two types of evidence, how specimens and evidence is collected and the importance of not contaminating a crime scene, the reader not only understands the painstaking job of the homicide detectives and evidence technician but the gravity of the situation and much more. Claire and Guy begin questioning the employees of the lodge but try and assess the crime scene and what was taken. The paintings stolen were worth thousands of dollars; the money in the register nominal and the two beat up saddles supposedly not more than a few hundred dollars. As the employees are questioned suspicion falls on several different suspects and links to the art thief are being drawn. But, are they one and the same person or two different criminals? When the employee interviews are over Guy and Claire need to assess the information and decide if the killer is someone they know, an employee or the art thief. When Claire views the crime scene she uncovers a piece of evidence missed by the forensic team. Completing the interviews sheds light on the character of Blake Helms, his relationship with his fellow employees and the several romantic interests he might have had. But, who killed him and why has yet to be reveal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading Sapphire Trails I couldn't put it down until I finished the final page! Jax's writing style and obvious investigator background is a combination that works magic.The characters are evocative and the plot captivating. The story is filled with suspense and tension, surprising twists and turns, and an ending that blew me away. I highly recommend this book. Mystery Buff
dawnranagan More than 1 year ago
Marilyn Jax has an artfull way of writing that engrosses you in her stories that it's hard to put down the book once you've started reading. Not only are they suspenseful but she makes you feel like you are actually watching a movie through her descriptive writing style. I've read all of her books, The Find, Road to Omalos & once again, as I read Sapphire Trails, I was emotionally involved with the distress that Clair & Guy go through to solve the murder mystery. As much as I tried to figure out "who done it" I was surprised in the end! Each of her books, especially Sapphire Trails, makes you want to visit & explore the places she writes about so eloquently.
ACQpotter More than 1 year ago
Marilyn's newest thriller had me reading until late at night! Her characters bring out the strengths and weaknesses in human behavior, each one having their own list of faults and pros that made me guess until the ending pages who actually committed the heinous crime. Like in Jax's other novels, Claire Caswell must rely on her sixth sense and gut intuition to solve the case--even above the overwhelming yet contradicting clues the team finds. Ultimately, this tale is one of romance as well; will Claire and Guy finally marry? Will Claire find it within herself to say "I do"? This is a top-notch mystery and I truly enjoyed reading it.