"Fine romantic suspense"
In 1200, God's messenger provides the predictions to a
scribe. Upon completing the writings on scrolls, the
scribe hands off the finished products to Doctore
Mendeneres and his ancestors for safekeeping.
In the present, the modern day Alexander knows the world
in trouble because his wife Valerie has stolen the scrolls
from their Argentina home. Valerie has taken them to
Manhattan where she expects to make a lot of money with
their sale. A desperate Alex, knowing it is not time to
reveal the scrolls, uses their ten years old daughter
Maria, whom he loves deeply, as a sacrifice to bring
Valerie into the open. However, everything goes wrong and
Maria ends up with editor Dani Arnold. Alex catches up to
the two women and persuades Dani to help protect Maria
while he goes after Valerie, not realizing the danger he
places the two females he loves or will soon love.
First up this romantic suspense is not part of the Vegas-
Kentucky-Texas glitter dome. Instead THE FUTURE SCROLLS
an interesting thriller in which the characters feel
stereotyped so much so that the audience will feel that
Fern Michaels was satirizing the sub-genre especially with
Maria, an adult at ten and the vintage dirty rats of a
roaring twenties variety thugs. Still, fans of Ms.
Michaels and those readers under siege over smoking in
public places will enjoy this tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 10, 2003