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From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes a novel of sexy romantic suspense for fans of Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, and Karen Robards.You’ve taken your Last Look. You’ve spoken your Last Words. Now prepare to surrender your Last Breath in this tour de force of suspense, romance, and action. As renowned archaeologist Dr. Daria McGowan readies the mosFrom New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes a novel of sexy romantic suspense for fans of Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, and Karen Robards.You’ve taken your Last Look. You’ve spoken your Last Words. Now prepare to surrender your Last Breath in this tour de force of suspense, romance, and action. As renowned archaeologist Dr. Daria McGowan readies the most important project of her career–a University museum exhibit showcasing the priceless artifacts her great-grandfather unearthed a century earlier in the Middle East–she makes a shocking discovery: many of the most significant pieces have vanished. Panicked, Daria turns to the FBI. Solving the mystery is an assignment that Connor Shields is more than happy to accept: Daria is the same intriguing blonde archaeologist he’s had on his mind since their paths first crossed two years ago. Working together to track down the stolen artifacts, Daria and Connor discover a trail of bodies–collectors who have met brutal, bizarre ends at the hands of a killer whose murderous methods are based on the rituals of an ancient civilization. Amid rumors of a curse and mounting pressure from both the FBI and the University, Daria and Connor race to unmask their enemy and unravel a mystery stretching across oceans and centuries. All the while, an ingenious murderer follows a sinister plan to gather the coveted antiquities and one last acquisition–Daria.From the Hardcover edition....

Title : Last Breath
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ISBN : 9780345492241
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 281 Pages
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Last Breath Reviews

  • Jim
    2018-10-05 12:43

    If someone told me this was really authored by someone else, I'd be inclined to believe them. It had a different beginning, and a different feel throughout. I've read a lot of Stewart and know she has the talent to do this, so I'll not claim it was someone else.This balanced just about everything well. The archaeology, the characters, the murders, and the "romance" (every one of her FBI books has to have romance, whether you want it or not. One place I really did not like it--too much detail, but for the most part it wasn't in the way of the book).Besides the balance, I liked the characters and the situation didn't seemed as contrived. The deaths were of a different nature than most of her work.Some could claim it left a couple stories open at the end, well, at least one. I'm fine with that. She may inject it in a future book, since she uses the same FBI pool in each of her FBI books.I enjoyed it a lot. I usually give three to everything unless they are very good, then they get four. I contemplated a five for this one briefly. It worked well for me.

  • Mojca
    2018-09-29 10:19

    As a renowned archaeologist, Dr. Daria McGowan is invited to prepare an exhibit of priceless artifacts unearthed a century ago by her great-grandfather.As she starts cataloging the artifacts, she makes a shocking discovery. Some are missing. With her back against the wall, she calls the FBI, actually an FBI agent, Special Agent Connor Shields, she's met a few months back in Morocco...And he is more than happy to accept, since she's been "haunting" his dreams ever since their (one and only) encounter.Now, working together, Connor and Daria are quickly swamped by dead bodies of the collectors who used to own the stolen artifacts, and the two race against the clock to unmask the murderer, find the stolen loot and keep Daria safe.A romantic suspense my patootie!It was neither romantic nor suspenseful. I was bored to tears by the end of the first chapter and not even a "beautiful man" FBI agent could spark my interest.The story was severely hampered by the boring, and extremely repetitive details of the ancient city of Shandihar, its culture, history, religion, and the blood-thirsty wench that was the goddess Erishkegal. Additional hampering was brought forth by the terrible and somewhat amateurish narration. I felt like I was reading something written down by an eighth-grader (no offense to all the eighth-graders).*deep sigh*So, the suspense was lacking - the book was so boring, I didn't care whodunit, I just wanted it to END ALREADY!The romance was something you could find only in a laboratory under a very good microscope. The two seemed more like life-long friends than two adults apparently pining for each-other. And when they finally did the deed, it was so short and unspecific... *snore*Yeah, this is another one of those sleeping-pill-substitutes.

  • Gerry Bartlett
    2018-10-05 11:41

    I picked this old book up at a used book store. I won't deny Stewart is a master storyteller. She really knows how to construct a mystery too. The only reason I took away a star here is the romance. It was such an afterthought that I got irritated. Yes, there was an attraction. The FBI agent, who for some inexplicable reason goes all over the world, falls for the renowned archaeologist who is at the local college to put her late great grandfather's finds on display. When gruesome murders start to happen, he's right there to take over the investigation. Their blossoming love story is not very satisfying. My favorite relationship in the book is with the dog they find at a crime scene. Love Sweet Thing. But then I'm a sucker for a dog. Interesting artifacts, villains, etc. But don't jump in if you want a lot of romance.

  • Danella Virtue
    2018-09-22 15:13

    This was an enjoyable book about an archaeology family with suspense and love and murder! Not my usual genre but a fun read!

  • Beth
    2018-10-15 13:25

    I love stories based on archaeology and Last Breath does not disappoint. 100 years after their discovery, artifacts of a lost city are being curated for exhibition when some are found missing and mysterious deaths occur. The main characters are a bit wooden but the story is engaging.

  • Sheila Myers
    2018-09-20 08:32

    A good idea for a plot, but I think Mariah Stewart repeated the history too many times in the beginning. It took away from the flow of the story.

  • Dotti Elrick
    2018-10-04 08:41

    We first heard about FBI agent Conner Shields in the first book of the FBI series, Dead Wrong. He's been in and out of several other books, but this is his story. Conner first met archaeologist Daria McGowin in a small Moroccan villa where he was enjoying some rare down time. Before he could get to know her better, he was called away on another one of his "super secret missions". But he leaves her his card and tells her to call him anytime. While working on a dig in Northwestern Iran, Daria gets news that sends her home in a rush. The small college her Great Grandfather founded has decided to exhibit his one extraordinary find. The rare treasures of the lost city of Shandihar. It's the 100th anniversary of the find, and they want Daria to take charge of the project.As she starts to catalog the pieces, she soon discovers that several key pieces are missing. She knows she will need help tracking the objects, so she calls in the only FBI agent she knows, Conner.As Daria and Conner start tracking the missing items, they soon discover that the people who owned the missing artifacts have all been murdered. Not just murdered, tortured as well. The description of the bodies, sounds very familiar to Daria. And she knows who ever is killing these people, has direct knowledge of her Great Grandfathers work and of the items he brought back to the States.I liked the story, it was a quick read. It did have a few slow spots and it's not really much of a mystery if you are paying close attention. But it was well written and she threw in several little twists to distract you. I loved reading Conner's story and I'm glad he got his HEA. I loved the dog as well. She was the true hero.

  • Maura
    2018-10-04 15:32

    The final installation to the Last Series, which is connected to several other series that this author writes. Connor Shields is a complete mystery, probably a spy but we're never really sure what he does - he's just an international man of mystery. He gets called to the aid of Daria McGowan, an archeologist putting together an exhibit for a local university museum in which there has been a theft, and there are some associated murders which seem ritual and are tied to the culture of the artifacts that were stolen. This book was slow going to start. The first 13% was dreadfully boring. Once Connor was brought into it, things got a bit more interesting, but didn't really pick up until about half way through. There is a bit of romance and a fade to black love scene. These two didn't seem to have any chemistry, but their interest in one another was mentioned frequently (just never really shown). We don't really get to know Connor very well. He is not big on details, even to the woman he's pursuing. In contrast, we learn everything humanly possible about Daria. And once again, for this author, the case and the mystery are the most interesting part and clearly where the author put most of her effort (which is no doubt why I liked that aspect of the book so much). I also loved the dog - Sweet Thing! The character development, relationships and all that were just kind of boring. This book was the best of the series IMHO, but I still found it rather bland.

  • Ma. Julie Bee Unlayao
    2018-09-28 10:23

    First of all, i think that the title and the cover of this book doesn't seem to relate to the story,(hehehe) but i still liked it. It's a real page turner and absolutely interesting! A quick easy read and thrilling plot. If you love history and archeology, well this BOOK is a good pick! ! First character is Daria McGowan, a professor of archeology/archeologist (his great grandfather is Alistair McGowan a well-known archeologist who discovered a lost civilization, the Shandihar)....(Shandihar is an ancient city somewhere in Saudi Arabia who believes and worship to a goddess they call Erishkegal..)Other character is Connor Shields, an FBI Agent who helped Daria to solve the mysteries of the lost and stolen priceless artifacts her great-grandfather unearthed a century earlier in the Middle East..Upon searching and trying to retrieve those lost artifacts, Daria and Connor discover a trail of bodies–collectors who have met brutal, bizarre ends at the hands of a mysterious killer (s) whose murderous methods are based on the rituals of an ancient civilization, the cutting of tongue and hands to those who have pissed and trespassed to the sisters and priestess of Ereshkigal...A good read indeed!You'll enjoy it..

  • Louise
    2018-10-20 09:31

    I love Mariah Stewart's novels and this newly released, was no disappointment!! Can hardly wait for the next novel, 'MERCY STREET' to hit store shelves. I've read all her books to date.From back cover:"A renowned archaeologist Dr. Daria McGowan readies the most important project of her career - a university museum exhibit showcasing the priceless artifacts her great-grandfather unearthed a century earlier in the Middle East - she makes a shocking discovery: many of the most significant pieces have vanished. Panicked, Daria turns to the FBI.Agent Connor Shields is more than happy to take the case: he's been unable to get Daria out of his mind since their paths crossed two years ago. Working together, Daria and Connor discover a trail of bodies -collectors who have met brutal, bizarre ends at the hands of a killer whose murderous methods are based on the rituals of an ancient civilization. With Daria and Connor race to unravel a mystery that stretches across oceans and centuries, an ingenious murderer follows a sinister plan to gather the coveted antiquities and one last acquisition - Daria."

  • Katy
    2018-09-25 12:14

    I really like Stewart's writings! I read my first one a couple of years ago as a First Reads on this site. I was hooked.An archeologist is asked to come to Howe College to catalogue her grandfather's collection from a long ago, mystical near mythical civilization from ancient Turkey. It will be displayed at the college in a state-of-the art museum so that the college can received continued beneficiaries and funding. She does, only to discover that many very important pieces have disappeared. She calls in an FBI acquaintance.Together, they try to find out where the missing pieces are, and, of course, they find the art collectors. When they go to three different homes to discuss the thefts with the current owners, they run into a surprise. All of them have been recently murdered and the only missing items are the stolen artifacts.So begins the story...and it will keep you guessing as to whodunit and why.

  • Ayu Wirdha
    2018-10-13 15:34

    Daria seorang arkeolog mendapat pekerjaan utk mempersiapkan benda2 bersejarah utk pembukaan museum di sebuah universitas milik keluarganya. Saat menginventaris baru ketahuan bahwa ada barang2 yg hilang yg seharusnya ada di daftar yg dibuat kakek buyutnya dgn barang fisiknya. Dgn dibantu Connor, agen FBI yg dikenalnya di Maroko, Daria menemukan bbrp kolektor pribadi yg menyimpan benda2 tsb baru2 ini tewas dgn tangan & lidah terpotong & benda2 itupun jg hilang. Di novel seblmnya, Connor digambarkan sbg agen FBI yg misterius, terkenal tp ga bnyk yg tau sosoknya spt apa, tp disini kyknya biasa2 aja tuh ga super2 bgt. Spt biasa ending romance antara Connor & Daria agak2 ga jelas, dibilang pacaran tp sepertinya Connor ttp di FBI yg melalangbuana sedangkan Daria akan menetap di Univ Howe utk persiapan pembukaan museum.

  • Sharon
    2018-10-08 10:19

    BORING. Internationally renowned archaeologist Daria McGowan is called away from a dig in some desert to look over a collection of her artifacts acquired by her great grandfather. The artifacts are from a lost matriarchal culture and stored in the basement of a museum at a second-rate college. She delightedly goes to the college, finds some of the artifacts are missing, enlists the help of an FBI agent, Conner, whom she has met only once. Conner comes running, and they find out that collectors who had bought some of the missing artifacts were dead, all with their hands cut off and tongues cut out; a ritualistic punishment supposedly from the lost culture from which the artifacts came. As they boringly, yawningly try to figure out who is doing the killing, more people die and Daria is attacked. Totally forgettable, poorly-written book.

  • Kathryn
    2018-09-21 11:36

    An archaeologist, Dr. Daria McGowan, is preparing an exhibit of her late great-grandfather's artifacts. She finds that some of the pieces are missing. Daria works with FBI agent Connor Shields to track them down. What they find is that the owners of the items have been gruesomely murdered in a ritualistic way. They have to race to prevent the murders of the remaining owners, recover the remaining artifacts, and uncover a killer. The cover of this book says it is a suspense but my library has a romance sticker on it. I am half way through this and there hasn't even been a kiss so far. This book is read by Laurel Merlington. For the most part she is a very good reader. I'm not too fond of the voice she uses for Connor though. It makes me picture him as looking like Dennis Weaver when he played McCloud.

  • Judith
    2018-10-09 15:41

    I loved the Archaeological influence in this book. It is a change of pace from the other John Mancini series books. (Check out Mariah's Good Reads website for a complete list). This final book, features the elusive Connor and Mariah pairs him up the with archaeologist Daria for a suspense mystery relating to the artifacts of an Ancient City. Called home from a dig to catalogue artifacts found by her Great Grandfather for a museum opening, Daria discovers that some of the rare artifacts are missing. She calls Connor for help. As they begin to look for the lost artifacts, they are finding that those who own them are turning up dead. Will they find the artifacts before anyone else dies or before they come looking for them? Great read!

  • Marlene
    2018-10-03 15:25

    Easy read mystery/romance. Daria prepares to set up a museum display of her great grandfather's archeological diggings, only to find that some are missing. She contacts Connor, the eventual love interest and member of the FBI, and, in their search for the stolen artifacts, they begin to find that people who had one of the artifacts in their private collections were being murdered. And so they set out to solve the murders. They do, and live happily ever after.

  • Andrea
    2018-09-28 15:20

    Connor Shields FBI agent and world traveler. Viewed Daria McGowan, professor of archeology,in Morocco, joined her for dinner but got called away. Now they are both back in the United States where Daria has taken a position with the university which houses a collection of antiquities gathered by her great-grandfather.

  • Nicole
    2018-09-27 07:15

    I really liked this book. The history and archeology were awesome to read, and I liked that the romance went at a fairly slow pace, not whirlwind- it was more realisitc that way. I also loved that the romance (at least for the characters) took a back seat to the whole solve-the-mruders plot. It was nice to see them put the serious issues frist (doesn't happen often in books with romance).

  • Marion
    2018-10-19 14:35

    this book was such a bore i only got 3/4 of the way through before giving up. the characters were 2 dimensional and not in the least engaging. they were stuck up and stuffy and made the poorest choices known to man. situations and reactions were totally unbelievable. the 2 stars are only because the book might not be as bad as i think, maybe i was just having an off day.

  • Debra
    2018-09-20 09:36

    Sigh. On the surface this is an enjoyable romantic suspense novel by an author who has turned out several excellent ones. But, the main charactes made so many incredibly stupid decisions and/or professional no-nos that suspending disbelief became impossible. I finished it, but it left an unpleasant taste in my mouth.

  • Marilyn Groves
    2018-10-12 15:24

    Lighter suspense with some romance. Enjoyed the archeological 'bit's. Quick synopsis - Asked to organize a museum exhibition of her grandfather's discovery in Turkey over a hundred years ago, archeologist Doria finda a number of pieces missing. With the aid of handsome FBI agent Conner, they track down the pieces... and more.

  • Barbara ★
    2018-09-29 11:29

    Not as good as the others in the series. Honestly I was more bored than anything. I liked Daria and I liked Connor but together they were lame (and not together at all really). The mystery didn't intrigue me and neither did the investigation. Just blah.

  • Jeannie
    2018-10-05 09:23

    I loved the archeological reference in this book, right up my alley! I liked the book overall, found it a bit predictable, but a good way to pass the time. If I was looking for suspense, I would have been disappointed. I would read this author again.

  • Kristin
    2018-09-29 10:21

    This book was a very hard read for me, I was so surprised because I have loved all the other books in this series. I was excited to finally meet Conner after hearing bout the mysterious man in all the other books.

  • Biba
    2018-10-06 10:13

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved Daria, especially Connor. There were some things left unfinished, so I hope we come back to it in another book. I would love to see how Daria and Connor are doing. Oh, I loved Sweet Thing too.

  • Mary
    2018-10-02 08:43

    romantic suspense. I liked the college atmosphere & archeological info. I will read more by this author when I run out of new books to read.... Just happened to pick this one off the new shelf or a display, I forget which.

  • Kay
    2018-10-13 15:28

    I like Stewart's books but I wasn't as interested in this plot as most of her books. It was a quick easy read and did keep my interest.

  • Melody
    2018-09-22 10:33

    i really enjoyed this book, i enjoyed the lost city

  • Youndyc
    2018-10-16 09:25

    A beach read.

  • Kat
    2018-09-29 13:18

    Detective/love story with some archeology. I was hoping for more of a detective story than love story, but the mystery was way too easy to see through.