Mira, Apr 2009, $7.99
Alicia Ponte finds her sheltered home shattered when she learns her father Richard, CEO of an arms manufacturing firm, is selling his company’s most deadly products to terrorists. Upset she flees, but her angry father sends a thug to retrieve his daughter, who always obeyed him before.
John Nightwalker helps Alicia elude her controlling father’s henchmen. She is attracted to her protector, but remains ignorant as to his mission. For centuries through numerous lives, Nightwalker has tried but always failed to bring Ponte to karmic justice. He knows he must tell her, but doubts she will believe in reincarnation or that he is attracted to her; instead he assumes she will try to run away from a lunatic.
This terrific romantic fantasy is not an easy tale to read with the complications of reincarnation compounded by the premise of how to kill an apparent immortal. Nightwalker is a great hero who keeps trying though he feels he is running on a treadmill sort of like the movie Groundhog’s Day; the hard part of returning for the next battle is to know that after this one you will return for the next battle for eternity. Alicia is an innocent who is shocked to learn her caring father is actually a nasty international villain; she cannot handle much more as she flees, but deeper earthquakes to her mental state comes. Readers will relish this super thriller with a fabulous karma finish that seems right but quite the stunner.