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The Worth of a Ruby

Author(s): Lya Badgley

Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)

Genre(s): Suspense

Era(s): 1995

A priceless Burmese ruby leads Mallory Jones on a journey from the remote hills of Burma to the swelter of Bangkok in search of redemption.

It’s 1995 and Mallory Jones, a Seattle chef, embarks on an adventurous journey to Rangoon, Burma, in pursuit of a dream project. Immersed in a foreign world of beauty, stifling heat and political turmoil, Mallory’s life takes an unexpected turn when she befriends a British diplomat and a charismatic French gem dealer, unwittingly becoming entangled in a treacherous plot to steal a priceless Burmese ruby. Haunted by her traumatic childhood, Mallory must confront her own capacity for violence and deceit, all while clinging to the elusive hope of a new beginning.
In “The Worth of a Ruby” readers are transported to the mesmerizing landscapes of Southeast Asia where a priceless ruby becomes a powerful metaphor for the protagonist’s journey of self-discovery. Can Mallory finally free herself from the trauma of her past? Or will those demons destroy her forever? The story is a riveting exploration of the human psyche and the search for one’s true worth. This captivating novel weaves together elements of mystery, suspense, and personal transformation, leaving readers pondering the true value of the ruby of the heart.

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