STOLEN LIGHT is a suspense novel set in the art world and involving the Italian Renaissance, the Cuban Revolution, as well as a love story.
Cuba, 1958: the art collection of sugar plantation owner, American--born William Delaney, is seized. Delaney is killed during the incident, and his pregnant wife flees Cuba, never to look back.
Now, over fifty years later, Delaney's wife dies, and his daughter, Helen Gilmore, intent on "knowing" the father whose life was shrouded in secrecy, is determined to restore what she can of his legacy. She seeks the help of young Art News writer, Erika Shawn, whose boss hooks her up with a more seasoned hand, art historian, Harrison Wheatley.
What begins as an academic endeavor quickly changes character when Helen is brutally murdered and Erika is anonymously warned to give up her assignment. Undeterred, she continues her investigation, Harrison following suit.
Their quest leads them to finding what may be a Michelangelo drawing; to unraveling a mystery over a half-century old; and to solving Helen's murder. Their sleuthing is complicated by their burgeoning passion, as irresistible and, in a sense, as threatening as their mission.
"complex and intriguing" -- Kirkus Reviews