The Jade Hunters

Sinner's Grove Suspense

Book 3
Red Trumpet Press
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A Fortune in Stolen Jewels, a Centuries-old Vendetta: Let the Shell Game Begin.



Award-winning jewelry designer Regina Firestone is proud to exhibit her famous grandmother’s multi-million dollar “bauble” collection at the grand re-opening of The Grove Center for American Art, known among the locals as “Sinner’s Grove.” 


The fact that she’s considering modeling the jewels in the nude like her grandmother did infuriates photographer Walker Banks, a co-owner of The Grove who’s in charge of the exhibit. Neither is willing to admit the real reason for the sparks between them.


Their spat takes a back seat when Reggie discovers that one of the most compelling pieces in the collection is not at all what it seems. Tracking down the truth will take the couple into the dark heart of a quest that’s lasted more than a century, one in which destroying human lives—including Reggie’s and Walker’s—means nothing in the pursuit of a twisted sense of justice.


The Jade Hunters is Book Three of Michaels’ contemporary series, “Sinner’s Grove Suspense.” The series follows the descendants of characters introduced in Michaels’ historical fiction series, “The Golden City.”


The Golden City: The Art of Love, The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion, and 

Josephine's Daughter


Sinner’s Grove Suspense: Sinner’s Grove, The Lair, and The Jade Hunters.


Note: All of A.B. Michaels’ novels are stand-alone reads.

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A native of California, A.B. Michaels holds masters' degrees in history (UCLA) and broadcasting (San Francisco State University). After working for many years as a promotional writer and editor, she turned to writing fiction, which is the hardest thing she's ever done besides raise two boys. She lives with her husband and two spoiled dogs in in Boise, Idaho, where she is often distracted by playing darts and bocce, learning pinochle, and trying to hit a golf ball more than fifty yards. Reading and travel figure into the mix, leading her to hope that sometime soon, someone invents a 25+ hour day. Her historical fiction series, "The Golden City," explores America's Gilded Age and its effect on characters, both actual and fictional, while her contemporary series, "Sinner's Grove," follows descendants of The Golden City as they navigate today's equally treacherous waters.

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Red Trumpet Press
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Published on
Jun 22, 2019
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Pages
305
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ISBN
9781732236103
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English
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Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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The Perfect Family? Hardly. 


It cracked when Jenna Bergstrom was fourteen and shattered a few years later. Secrets followed by tragedy will do that to you.


Now Jenna's ailing grandfather needs her expertise to restore the family's legendary artists' retreat known as Sinner's Grove. Reluctantly she agrees to help, but there's a problem...


She'll have to work side-by-side with the ex-love of her life.


Brit Maguire knows heartbreak. Jenna was the girl of his dreams until she disappeared from his life completely. Now she's back, and the feelings he's pushed aside just won't stay put. But as the architect for the Sinner's Grove renovation, he's got more important things on his mind - like finding out who wants the project scrapped badly enough to kill for it. Finding his way back to Jenna won't count for anything if Brit can't keep her safe.


Sinner's Grove is Book One of A.B. Michaels’ contemporary suspense series of the same name. Other titles in the series include The Lair and The Jade Hunters (available 2019). These novels follow the descendants of characters featured in Michaels' historical fiction series "The Golden City."


The Art of Love, the award-winning first novel in that series recounts the founding of Sinner's Grove by Klondike King August Wolff and artist Amelia Starling at the turn of the twentieth century. Other titles in the Golden City series include The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion and Josephine's Daughter. 


All books in the series are stand-alone reads. 


For more information on the series, please visit abmichaels.com.

She Confronted Her Demon - and He Wanted Her Back.


After her playboy father dies in a racing boat mishap, innkeeper Daniela Dunn must travel from Northern California back to Verona, Italy and her childhood home, an estate called the Panther’s Lair. To say she’s reluctant to go is an understatement. In fact, she’s petrified.  


The mansion she grew up in holds terrifying memories and deeply buried secrets. It’s a place where appearances are deceiving and the price of honesty could be death. 


Complicating matters is the fact that her flirtatious friend, Detective Gabe de la Torre, is tagging along—without being asked. “I don’t need a babysitter,” she complains, and is even more upset when she learns Gabe has his own secret reason for following her to Italy. As Dani is drawn into her family’s intrigues, Gabe proves he’s much more than a friend, however. He’s a sworn protector who may lose his own life in the process of saving hers.


Gabe de la Torre needs to settle old family debts before starting fresh with the woman he feels could be The One. But when a mystery woman reveals that Dani’s father may have been murdered, the stakes rise dramatically and Gabe realizes they’re now players in a treacherous game. Keeping Dani safe becomes his top priority, even as Dani strives to figure out whom she can trust: her relatives, Gabe, or even herself. 


The Lair is Book Two of Michaels’ contemporary series, “Sinner’s Grove Suspense.” The series follows the descendants of characters introduced in Michaels’ historical fiction series, “The Golden City.” 


The Golden City: The Art of Love, The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion, and Josephine's Daughter. 

Sinner’s Grove Suspense: Sinner’s Grove, The Lair, The Jade Hunters (2019).


All of A.B. Michaels’ novels are stand-alone reads.


For more information, please visit abmichaels.com.

The Perfect Family? Hardly. 


It cracked when Jenna Bergstrom was fourteen and shattered a few years later. Secrets followed by tragedy will do that to you.


Now Jenna's ailing grandfather needs her expertise to restore the family's legendary artists' retreat known as Sinner's Grove. Reluctantly she agrees to help, but there's a problem...


She'll have to work side-by-side with the ex-love of her life.


Brit Maguire knows heartbreak. Jenna was the girl of his dreams until she disappeared from his life completely. Now she's back, and the feelings he's pushed aside just won't stay put. But as the architect for the Sinner's Grove renovation, he's got more important things on his mind - like finding out who wants the project scrapped badly enough to kill for it. Finding his way back to Jenna won't count for anything if Brit can't keep her safe.


Sinner's Grove is Book One of A.B. Michaels’ contemporary suspense series of the same name. Other titles in the series include The Lair and The Jade Hunters (available 2019). These novels follow the descendants of characters featured in Michaels' historical fiction series "The Golden City."


The Art of Love, the award-winning first novel in that series recounts the founding of Sinner's Grove by Klondike King August Wolff and artist Amelia Starling at the turn of the twentieth century. Other titles in the Golden City series include The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion and Josephine's Daughter. 


All books in the series are stand-alone reads. 


For more information on the series, please visit abmichaels.com.

She Confronted Her Demon - and He Wanted Her Back.


After her playboy father dies in a racing boat mishap, innkeeper Daniela Dunn must travel from Northern California back to Verona, Italy and her childhood home, an estate called the Panther’s Lair. To say she’s reluctant to go is an understatement. In fact, she’s petrified.  


The mansion she grew up in holds terrifying memories and deeply buried secrets. It’s a place where appearances are deceiving and the price of honesty could be death. 


Complicating matters is the fact that her flirtatious friend, Detective Gabe de la Torre, is tagging along—without being asked. “I don’t need a babysitter,” she complains, and is even more upset when she learns Gabe has his own secret reason for following her to Italy. As Dani is drawn into her family’s intrigues, Gabe proves he’s much more than a friend, however. He’s a sworn protector who may lose his own life in the process of saving hers.


Gabe de la Torre needs to settle old family debts before starting fresh with the woman he feels could be The One. But when a mystery woman reveals that Dani’s father may have been murdered, the stakes rise dramatically and Gabe realizes they’re now players in a treacherous game. Keeping Dani safe becomes his top priority, even as Dani strives to figure out whom she can trust: her relatives, Gabe, or even herself. 


The Lair is Book Two of Michaels’ contemporary series, “Sinner’s Grove Suspense.” The series follows the descendants of characters introduced in Michaels’ historical fiction series, “The Golden City.” 


The Golden City: The Art of Love, The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion, and Josephine's Daughter. 

Sinner’s Grove Suspense: Sinner’s Grove, The Lair, The Jade Hunters (2019).


All of A.B. Michaels’ novels are stand-alone reads.


For more information, please visit abmichaels.com.

Your Journey to The Golden City begins here...


FORTUNE…SACRIFICE…PASSION...and SECRETS.


A tale of mystery, social morality and second chances during America’s Gilded Age, The Art of Love will take you on an unforgettable journey from the last frontier of the Yukon Territory to the new Sodom and Gomorrah of its time - the boomtown of San Francisco.


After digging a fortune from the frozen fields of the Klondike, August Wolff heads south to the “Golden City,” hoping to put the unsolved disappearance of his wife and daughter behind him. The turn of the twentieth century brings him even more success, but the distractions of a hedonistic mecca can’t fill the gaping hole in his life.


Amelia Starling is a wildly talented artist caught in the straightjacket of Old New York society. Making a heart-breaking decision, she moves to San Francisco to further her career, all the while living with the pain of a sacrifice no woman should ever have to make. 


Brought together by the city’s flourishing art scene, Gus and Lia forge a rare connection. But the past, shrouded in mystery, prevents the two of them from moving forward as one. Unwilling to face society’s scorn, Lia leaves the city and vows to begin again in Europe.


The Golden City offers everything a man could wish for except the answers Gus is desperate to find. But find them he must, or he and Lia have no chance at all.


The Art of Love has earned the following awards:


A Notable Indie Book of 2014

Silver Ippy Award

New Apple Medalist

Editor’s Choice – Idaho Book Awards


The Art of Love is Book One in A.B. Michaels' historical fiction series "The Golden City." Other titles in the series include The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion and Josephine's Daughter. 


The story continues into present day with Michaels’ contemporary series “Sinner’s Grove Suspense,” featuring descendants of characters from "The Golden City." Books include Sinner’s Grove, The Lair, and The Jade Hunters (available 2019).


All of A.B. Michaels’ novels are stand-alone reads.


For more information, please visit abmichaels.com.

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