"Castle (Krentz) at her best"
Orchid is the follow up book to the futuristic stories
Amaryllis and Zinnia in the off world old Earth colony of
Harmony on the planet of St. Helens. When the first
children of this colony grew up, it was discovered that
were gifted with one of two talents: psychic ability or
what they call a prism. The psychics were powerful, but
they cannot control this ability, focus it for long periods
of time. For that they need a prism. A prism channels their
power and amplifies it. However, a psychic and a prism must
be of the same level of strength or the psychic can
overload and burn out the prism.
Orchid Adams is a strong prism, and she is just what Rafe
Stonebreaker needs: a wife! He is trying to take over
control of his grandfather's shipping cooperation, and to
do that he needs a wife to make him appear settled. Only
problem is he is an off the chart psychic talent that has
made placing him with in the Harmony romance matching
agencies a bit of a problem. He has contracted Orchid to
help him with some private investigations, but he soon
decides to do some matchmaking of his own, and encourages
her to enter in a Harmony temporary marriage, a cover to
aid him in taking power of the shipping business.
When Orchid's friend steals an ancient artifact, Rafe and
she are tangled into a deep mystery of a m??ad killer??
desperate to cover his mistakes.
Once again, Jayne Anne Krentz, writing under the Castle
name, gives us the dazzling shine of her talent! This is
some of her best writing over the last decade, JAK at her
Early this year, they released the first two tales
Amaryllis and Zinnia under the title HARMONY. So if you
enjoyed them, you will most definitely wish to have Orchid
as well. After Dark and After Glow are set on this same
People that love Nora Robert's JD Robb series should snap
these up. These are in the same style. The romance sizzles,
the banter is dazzling - it just does not get any better
Posted September 30, 2004
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted December 5, 2006