"Great romantic intrigue"
Dr. Annie Parrish of the River Basin Coalition
hurriedly needs to leave Manaus, Brazil, but her
transportation has broken down. Desperate to get out of
town before Vargas, who once imprisoned and tortured her,
learns she is there, she searches all the dives until she
finds Harvard trained ethnobotanist Will Sanchez Travers
sexily dancing with a local. She asks Will if she can join
his ship heading to Santa Maria in the morning. Will, who
has given up academia to go native, agrees for a fee.
Will takes Annie up river though he knows she is hiding
her real reason for the hasty ride, but does not really
care as long as her endeavor does not jeopardize his work.
However, three days along the RIVER OF EDEN leads to an
attraction and then love between the field scientists, but
also danger from Vargas who has plans that will destroy the
Norte Americano outsiders and many other innocents.
In a positive way, RIVER OF EDEN will remind readers of
the Amazon Queen not just because of its locale, but also
because its a strong adventure tale with two wonderful
superstars. The story line is fast-paced and loaded with
action from the first step Annie takes onto the Manaus
dive. The tale never lets up as Glenna McReynolds provides
quite a reading experience for fans of a romantic adventure
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 22, 2002
**A PNR Reviewer Recommended Read**
Bad-boy scientist Will Travers may have an Ivy League mind
but he?s got the spirit of the jungle in his heart and the
kiss of the Amazon on his body.
River of Eden
With his sun-bronzed skin, a week?s worth of beard, and a
shaman?s crystal around his neck, Will Sanchez Travers
looked more like a man mothers warned their daughters about
than a Harvard-trained ethnobotanist. And even if only half
the rumors about him were true, Dr. Annie Parrish figured
she was in trouble. Still, she needed the rogue scientist to
ferry her upriver in search of a prize so extraordinary, it
would make her reputation?if it didn?t get her killed first.
When he?d reluctantly agreed to take the legendary Amazon
Annie deep into the Brazilian rain forest, Will expected a
woman warrior, not a blond ragamuffin renegade whose secrets
ran darker than he could have imagined. But once the journey
begins, there will be no turning back as they enter
territory?of the wilderness and the heart?as dangerous as it
is beautiful, desperate to stop a twisted destroyer of
worlds before his nightmarish fantasy becomes horribly real.
Amid sorcery, violence, and mystical visions, which will be
the victor?the yearning for vengeance, or a power as potent
and seductive as the heart of a singular, magical orchid?