"Wonderful Sci Fi Romance!"
Sabin Travers has seen the dregs of the universe,
so ending up in a hellhole on Giza is not much of a change
for the bounty hunter while waiting for repairs to his
ship. What is a shocker is the elegant looking woman at the
other end of the bar. A planet like this dump only houses
tired rejects, servicing the lowlifes that frequent places
like this. However, he ends up interceding when she becomes
embroiled in a bar fight, after she is accused of cheating
during a game of chance. Moriah needs to leave Giza in
order to complete her smuggling mission. She sneaks on
board his ship only to learn that her "host" is helping the
Shielders stop from getting annihilated. Both have
immediate needs to assist large populations that apparently
place Moriah and Sabin in conflict as to time and place.
Also adding to the quandary is that Moriah and Sabin are
falling in love with one another.
Catherine Spangler's previous novel, SHIELDER, garnered
several awards as a highly regarded futuristic romance. Ms.
Spangler returns to that same setting with the exciting,
tense-laden SHADOWER. The story line never eases up
due to the apparent opposing objectives of the strong lead
characters. However, what makes this tale a triumph similar
to its predecessor, is that the audience can see and hear
heartbeats of these worlds like Giza, which in turn,
provides an authentic feel to a wonderful science fiction
Harriet Klausner / December 2000
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 24, 2001
Sabin has been in every hellhole in the galaxy. In his line of work, hives of scum and villainy are nothing to fear. But Giza's is different, and the bronze-haired beauty at the bar is something special. Not only can she sweep a man off his feet, she can break his legs--and steal his heart. And though Moriah isn't what Sabin had come for, she is suddenly all he desires.The man is a menace, what with his dark good looks and overwhelming masculinity. Worse, Sabin is a shadower, a bounty hunter, which means he is only one step removed from the law. He is dangerous to a smuggler like Moriah, to her freedom. Yet he draws her as a moth to a flame, and even as she pledges to stay cool, her senses catch fire. Then, in his arms, Moriah realizes that this bounty hunter is different. His touch is gentle, and his kiss sweet. And his love leads to a fantastic freedom she's never known.