"fast-paced conspiracy thriller"
After divorcing her husband Jeff Lovechio, a Chicago
Realtor, for cheating on her, Robin Curtis and her twelve-
year-old son Paul relocate to Devil Creek, New Mexico.
Robin will teach at the local school. Her neighbor is also
new to the town as Mike Landiware gave up his teaching at
the university in Albuquerque to escape from the memories
of his beloved but now deceased wife.
The quiet town seems perfect to Robin until punk Bobby
Caldwell goes on a shooting rampage before killing
himself. That same night a serial killer starts murdering
a woman every evening. The townsfolk are on edge and Robin
wonders if her ex is the culprit as he has recently
threatened her by phone. However, when Paul and a friend
vanish in the mountains chased by a paramilitary grpoup, a
frantic Robin turns to Mike to rescue her son. What they
face and what is going on will leave both shaken, if they
survive to tell it.
Fans of government conspiracies (including defrocked
scientists) will enjoy NIGHT WIND, a fast-paced thriller in
which the suspense never slows down until the end. The
story line is loaded with non-stop action, but takes the
time to describe the town, some of its residents, and a
budding romance between the two emotionally raw neighbors.
Though a subplot involving a Native American shaman is
underutilized except as a mountain guide and the hero's
Green Beret skills is too convenient, readers will still
want more novels like this one's faster than the speed of
light pace from Stephen Mertz.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 29, 2002