Running Scared : Risa Sheridan knows everything there is to know about gold - its history, its secrets, its allure, its perils. Her boss, Shane Tannahill, is addicted to the stuff, having already made the precious metal the theme of his ultrasuccessful Las Vegas gambling establishment, the Golden Fleece. Now an ancient Celtic piece is being offered to Shane for his collection, with the promise of more to come, and the casino owner is hooked. But though she shares Shane's enthusiasm, Risa is wary - because something about this particular artifact is mysterious and troubling; something about it says "stay away." It is a voice that should be heeded but is not. And soon people are dying all around Risa and Shane, as the wrong hands reach out for a remarkable golden treasure wrapped in a terrifying conundrum that dates back to the time of the Druids. However, it is a more contemporary danger that is drawing the beautiful gold expert and her gold-loving employer closer together - and is placing them at the center of an insidious plot to destroy Shane Tannahill and everything he's struggled so hard to build. But whether it's an ancient curse that has taken hold of their lives or the simple, murderous greed of unscrupulous adversaries, there is suddenly no place for them to hide in the mad whirl and blinding glitter of Vegas.