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From the author of Multiple Exposure, an "assured tale of love, loss, and secret agendas" (Publishers Weekly) , comes the second novel in the thrilling Sophie Medina series, following a photojournalist as she races to find an international treasure before a murderer finds her.When freelance photojournalist Sophie Medina finds Brother Kevin Boyle, a Franciscan friar and controversial environmentalist, dead in the magnificent gardens of a Washington, DC monastery, she is sure her friend was murdered. Shortly before he died, Kevin told Sophie he was being stalked, possibly because he uncovered a botanic discovery potentially worth millions of dollars. Left with few clues to his secret, Sophie is determined to figure out who killed Kevin. Beginning with a key that leads to a priceless original seventeenth-century encyclopedia of plants, Sophie leaps into an international treasure hunt following a trail that begins in the US Capitol and eventually leads to London and the English countryside.

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Ellen Crosby

Ellen Crosby is the author of the Virginia wine country mysteries and two mysteries featuring international photojournalist Sophie Medina. In 2017, Minotaur Books will publish THE VINEYARD VICTIMS, the 8th wine country mystery, along with the paperback edition of THE CHAMPAGNE CONSPIRACY, (wine country book 7) . Before writing fiction, Crosby worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Post and as an economist at the US Senate. Visit her website at www.ellencrosby.com and follow her on Facebook at EllenCrosbyBooks and on Twitter at @ellencrosby.

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