When Julie Blalock, an accountant and former M16 Agent, is given the opportunity to take on an assignment and go undercover as a socialite at an auction, she jumps at the chance. At risk, an artifact called the Archangel. Julie doesn't know why the government nor all the other bidders are enthralled with the tiny piece of art, only that her mission is to make sure it doesn't leave the auction.
Running at just 27 pages, Lot 62: An Esther May Morrow Mystery is a very quick read. It's a well-done mini-mystery that got me going. Also, it has a surprise ending which is kind of fun.
Julie Blalock is approaching thirty and has an unfulfilling job with an accountancy firm. But she also has a secret-she was once an MI6 Agent. A personal tragedy forced her to quit eight years ago, but a chance offer to return for a one-time op is tootempting to ignore. Her mission: to pose as a rich socialite at Sotheby's, to gain critical intelligence during the most anticipated high-class auction of the year-Esther May Morrow's sale of antique treasures, featuring Lot 62, a prize that has even the Ministry of Defence worried. What secrets will Julie discover on her impromptu return to espionage? Mystery/Paranormal, 8,800 words