Jessica Farrell, a successful young architect living in London, has used her career to put her romantic past - and guilt about her parents' deaths - behind her. But then a mysterious te arrives, and she is reluctantly drawn into intrigue, adventure, and the arms of Edward Drummond, her former lover. To rescue Edward's kidnapped child they must solve the puzzle inscribed within Jessica's ring - a puzzle created by Edward's late uncle as the ultimate snare for the diamond mining industrialist who ruined his life. But the trap has also caught Jessica, who finds herself forced to face her feelings about Edward and her own past. Fast-paced action propels the story across England, Scotland and South Africa, as the pursuers become the pursued. One by one, the secrets of the past are unveiled, culminating in a nail-biting climax.
Sharon Stevens is the pen name of the writing team of Steve Alcorn and Sharon Brindal. Steve Alcorn is the founder and president of Alcorn McBride Inc., a $10M company that designs attractions for theme parks all over the world. Mr. Alcorn also teaches writing at more than 1400 colleges and universities worldwide, through education provider ed2go.com. Sharon Brindal lives in Western Australia where she is active in a number of writer's groups. She and Mr. Alcorn began corresponding through a writer's forum on the Internet. They collaborated on Ring of Diamonds entirely by electronic mail, and have never met.