"An exciting, action-packed science fiction romance"
At Bok's slaver stall, Daamen trader Captain Darvk stops to
see the merchandise that excites the crowd. Against
enslaving people, he sees the death mask of an outlawed
race as the sixteen-year-old female is a Reeka Warrior,
notorious for killing males and for selling their mercenary
skills to the highest bidder. Perhaps it was the passion
and power of her eyes, but Darvk outbids the brothel
owners to purchase the teen.
Tenia trusts nothing male even if they act kind like the
captain because she knows they have ulterior motives.
Darvk takes her on to his vessel, but Tenia plans to escape
to learn why mendacious tales about her people have spread
across the galaxy. As Darvk falls in love with his charge
and she begins to slowly reciprocate, he believes her
insistence that her race is not feral serial killers. He
also wonders why the Inka Empire wants his beloved. Darvk
plans to learn the truth and earn the trust of Tenia even
if he must die to do so.
HEART OF AN OUTLAW is an exciting, action-packed science
fiction romance that is loaded with surprises as the
audience and the hero slowly realize what is going on and
how deep the conspiracy permeates the impact on solar
society has occurred. The lead couple is a delight and a
follow-up tale starring his friend and her sister is a
must. However, the key to this superb novel is how real
the races and worlds seem that enables the audience to
believe that a negative campaign via abuse of power caused
by love-hate really happened somewhere out there with
Angela Verdenius as an observing scribe.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 24, 2003
Wanted dead or alive, the notorious Reeka Warrior Women
were hunted almost to extinction. When an act of
compassion resulted in a wounded Reeka leader being in his
possession, the Daamen trading captain, Darvk, soon comes
to realize that the blood-drenched legends are
What is the unnatural interest the Inka Empire leader,
Shari, has in the Reekas, especially Tenia and her sister?
And why is the space-pirate, Sinya, out to capture them?
Plunging into a dangerous vortex of treachery, hate and
passion, pursued by soldiers, bounty hunters and space-
pirates, they race through the Outlaw and Lawful Sectors in
search of answers. Love blossoms between Darvk and Tenia,
but she can never be free to love--until the shocking truth
is finally revealed.