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HaBO: More Dragons, This Time Statues!

Help a Bitch OutThis request comes from Liz, who is looking for a book she read a long, long time ago: 

I've been looking for a book that I loaned to a friend in high school (about 10 years ago) and I haven't had any luck finding it. I remember the cover was golden and I think there was a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge and the statue of a dragon as well.

I don't remember any of the character's names, although I think one might have been Paige (but that could just be the fact that the plot involves magical objects and takes place in San Francisco, so it could be memories of Charmed influencing me). The plot involved a stolen dragon statue that curses its owners. I believe the hero's grandmother takes the statue, which she found after her husband's death, to the heroine's family antique business to be appraised and it gets stolen from the vault.

The hero is a P.I., and he decides to look for the statue himself. Of course, the heroine can't be left out and she has to help him look. This eventually leads to her finding out that she has a half sister in Chinatown. There is also a side story about the sister and a guy she knew from high school, but whom she pushed away because she wasn't full Chinese.

I hope someone can help me find this book after so long.

Do you recall this book? 

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  1. 1
    Sarah says:

    Golden Lies by Barbara Freethy? I love looking for these while it’s a slow hour at our library’s reference desk.

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    Liz says:

    That’s it!  Thank you so much.  I just bought it for my kindle and I just hope it is as good as I remember it being.

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    Jen says:

    I actually knew one of these! I wasn’t the first, but still I knew it. I liked Golden Lies. Kind of neat story and some interesting story lines going on around the hero and heroine.

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