Category: Smith, Cynthia

Noblesse Oblige by Cynthia Smith

Berkley (first), 1996 Imagine a character with the panache of James Bond, the business purpose and personal code of Travis Magee and the physical prowess (and appetites?) of Mike Hammer. Then put them into the perfect female form of Emma Rhodes, the beautiful (“the face … of a sexy madonna”), incredibly intelligent (a 165 IQ), immensely talented and very rich companion of the world’s social and political elite whose occupation is “private resolver.” In Brussels, Emma foils a kidnapping and is quickly enlisted, for a fee of $20,000, to aid a Spanish count hiding from extremists. The means by which Emma hopes to accomplish this task are never clear, but […]

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