Friday, January 20, 2012

Power of the Raven-Aimee Thurlo

Power of the Raven

Aimee Thurlo

Harlequin Intrigue, Feb 7 2012, $5.25

ISBN: 9780373696000

Two months have passed since their Navaho foster father Hosteen Silver died. His “children” Gene Redhouse, Daniel Hawk and Paul Greyhorse miss their “uncle” who taught them to cherish life, but believe the medicine man still watches them to insure they respect themselves and others.

After a grueling day in Hartley filing documents as Hosteen’s executor, Gen heads home to his ranch when a frantic woman leaps in front of his truck; he barely misses hitting her. They met earlier at the DMV as he completed some of his late foster father’s estate documents there. Lori Baker claims jewelry designer Bud Harrington refuses to accept her rejection of him and stalks her. She also explains she has talked to the police about this sleaze but he accused her of stalking him. Gene and Lori are attracted to each other, but he saw her stalker run from him though he cannot testify that the predator is Bud. With his foster brothers having their back, Gene knows he must earn the trust of the wary woman by keeping her safe before he takes her to his special spot in Copper Canyon.

The second Copper Canyon Navaho romantic suspense is a terrific tale as two individuals from different cultures fall in love while he protects her as a woman in peril. Aimee Thurlo provides a deep focus on the difficulty victims and law enforcement face dealing with a stalker. There is a second subplot involving a DMV employee that enhances the entertaining storyline. However as in Daniel’s entry (see Winter Hawk's Legend), the Power of the Raven is the Navaho elements like the hero’s ability to communicate with animals and the foster siblings’ bond.

Harriet Klausner

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