"Exciting romantic thriller"
In 1937 partners and friends Michael Shaunnessey and Emelio
Castivenette search the Andes for an alleged emerald lode.
Both have needs for the money that a find will bring in.
Michael wants enough cash to keep his wife happy, not
understanding that he will never have enough for Daisy.
Emelio hopes he brings in enough loot to buy the services
of the best doctors to treat his ailing wife, not
understanding that all the money in the world cannot always
buy good health.
In 1948 their chidlren meet, make love in the jungle though
the girl is junior high age, and Michael's daughter becomes
pregnant. Without saying a word to his partner, Michael
takes all the money from their joint business account in
Bogota leaving Emelio with nothing except being a broken
man. His son Girardo vows vengeance.
Years later Michael has died while Leigh pursues a
political career in Washington. Girardo works his way up
the ladder of a drug cartel, but revenge remains on his
mind for what Michael did to his father. His target is
Leigh and everyone she cherishes.
This action packed thriller takes place over several
decades, but that time span adds to the depth and tension,
as readers comprehend how deep avenging his father fosters
inside Girardo's darkened heart. That is the key to the
tale as Girardo knows his father always dreamed that his
son would be the American President (so he is not a
Constitutional lawyer), but instead died broken. The rest
of the critical cast members, especially Leigh appear
genuine, SECOND GENERATION is a strong novel worth reading
because the villain makes it so.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 13, 2003