"T. L. Schaefer's book is one hell of a read!"
Josie Galloway, a white witch, just wishes to be
left alone. But the restless and confused spirit of Eli
Miller isn't listening, and he draws her into the official
investigation of his ritualistic-looking death. The fact
that helping Sheriff Doug Brewster means constant contact
with the man himself is also something she'd like to
avoid. She is far too attracted to Doug, but secrets from
her past and her current Wiccan lifestyle stack the deck
against a relationship with the hunky law officer.
Sheriff Doug Brewster doesn't need or want a
death investigation with ties to The Brotherhood, a neo-
fascist paramilitary group masquerading as a religious
organization, but he has one. As soon as Eli Miller's body
is found, the Brotherhood's leader, Reverend Charles, calls
and wants the body released. Oddly enough, Doug believes
the Reverend when the man disavows any knowledge of
Miller's death, but intuits the clue to the young man's
death is located somewhere in the very secure Brotherhood
encampment. He sends one of his deputies in undercover to
find out what he can about Miller's death.
The investigation of Eli's death inadvertently
opens the door to Josie's past. Now a new element of
danger enters the picture, forcing Doug to ask the Reverend
to hide Josie in The Brotherhood compound. Has he
protected her, or has he misjudged the Reverend and his
avowed innocence in the death of Eli and cast Josie into
even greater danger?
The Brotherhood's parallel plot lines, Eli's
death investigation and the danger from Josie's past, are
woven together with masterful skill. Doug and Josie are
both people who have a very real fear of commitment while
desiring it at the same time. Their love for one another
grows out of a long-term friendship and attraction and is
very believable. The paranormal aspects of the book are
just icing on the cake. All in all, T. L. Schaefer's book
is one hell of a read!
Reviewed for PNR Reviews by
Moni Draper aka
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 19, 2004