In case you've never heard of it before, here's a little background. Alfred Hitchcock gave us the term "maguffin." It refers to some thing all the characters in the story are after. It can be anything at all, but its purpose is to be a prime mover in the plot.
In TOUCH OF A THIEF, my debut Mia Marlowe title, the maguffin is a red diamond with unusual properties. And because of those qualities, Baaghh kka kkhuun (Blood of the Tiger) almost becomes a character in its own right.
I'm blogging about it over at http://www.miamarlowe.blogspot.com/ and I'd love you to join me!