"A superb Super romance"
Six months ago in Austin, two men held up an armored
car stealing a million dollars and killing three people,
including retired Texas Ranger Gibb Barton. Most of
Gibb?s law enforcement associates mourn his death, but
Ranger Captain Jace Riley obsesses on bringing the
murderers to justice as he lost a close friend. Clues lead
Jace to go undercover in the Cloud Rim vicinity of the
Texas? Davis Mountains.
In Cloud Rim, Jace wonders if female astronomer Dana
Turner, recently released from prison when a California
judge vacated a murder conviction, is involved with the
killers. He plans to interrogate her, but to the shock of
Jace and Dana, they are very attracted to one another.
However, she does not trust males except for her famous
father because of her murder rap and a graduate student
stealing her scientific work while she lingered in prison.
He does not trust her because he feels she must be a cohort
of the killers. Though this couple falls in love, the
possibility of a future together seems darker than the night
over the Davis Mountains.
BENEATH A TEXAS SKY is an engaging police procedural
romance that stars two delightful but wary lead
protagonists. The hunt for the killers engages the
audience on two levels: that of the actual investigation
and the growing romantic feelings between Jace and Dana.
The astronomical tidbits interwoven into the enjoyable
story line provide fascinating starry references. All
this leads to the fact that Rebecca Winters remains a
writer for all seasons.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 6, 2001