"This author delivers pure, undiluted excitement." -Jayne Ann Krentz "Romantic suspense is her true forte." -Minneapolis Star-Tribune "Elizabeth Lowell's keen ear for dialogue and intuitive characterizations consistently place her a cut above most writers in this genre." -Charlotte News & Observer Perennial New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell boldly puts the romance back into romantic suspense with Beautiful Sacrifice-a story of passion and intrigue centered around the ancient Mayan prediction of the apocalyptic end of everything. Lowell's thrillingly imaginative tale unites a dedicated female archaeologist with a former Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer on a mission to recover priceless South American artifacts that could bring deadly chaos into our world. Beautiful Sacrifice is action, suspense, and love on a bestselling par with Lisa Gardner, Linda Howard, Jayne Ann Krentz, and Nora Roberts...and exactly the sort of romantic adventure that inspired Johanna Lindsey to declare, "Lowell is great!"