eye of the god takes the fascinating history surrounding the Hope Diamond and weaves it together with a present-day plot to steal the jewel from the Smithsonian Institute.
We follow Alex and Isaac Weld, the most lucrative jewel thieves in the world, in their quest to steal the gem, which according to legend was once the eye of a Hindu idol named Rama Sita.
When it was stolen in the 17th century, it is said that the idol cursed all those who would possess it.
That won’t stop the brilliant and ruthless Weld brothers.However, they are not prepared for Dr. Abigail Mitchell, the beautiful Smithsonian Director, who has her own connection to the Hope Diamond and a deadly secret to keep. Abby committed long ago that she would not serve a god made with human hands, and the “eye of the god” is no exception. Her desire is not for wealth, but for wisdom. She seeks not power, but restoration.
When the dust settles over the last great adventure of the Hope Diamond, readers will understand the “curse” that has haunted its legacy is nothing more than the greed of evil men who bring destruction upon themselves. No god chiseled from stone can direct the fates of humankind, nor can it change the course of God’s story.
This story was an interesting read, especially the historical facts. Ariel Allison brought the story and ‘legend’ to life in a new kind of way for me. I had no idea of the mystery revolving around the Hope Diamond, but what I appreciated most was the faith thread woven through.
I sometimes became disinterested in the back-and-forth historical to present day scenes, especially since the historical parts in the first of the book were so gripping, but overall a fine read.