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"interesting futuristic romance"

Daniel T. White is a spoiled rich brat, who will do anything to avoid the mandatory public service. Even bribes, temper tantrums, and wealthy fathers cannot stop an individual from being drafted to serve society. To dodge space patrol, a desperate Daniel marries an employee of his family's aircraft manufacturing company with the intent of impregnating her, the only legal exception to the required public service. When she fails to take his seed, Daniel tosses Kee out of his home and goes off into space to perform his public duty.

Five years later, Daniel returns home a hero, who lost most of his memories in a space station accident. As he learns more about his previous life, Daniel loathes what he once was. He despises himself even more when he stares at the looks of unmitigated fear that his spouse gives him whenever he nears her. Now he must somehow make Kee realize that the spoiled brat he was has been replaced forever by a compassionate man, who loves her and wants to protect her for eternity.

HEART OF THE HERO is an interesting futuristic romance with the emphasis on the romance. The transformation of Daniel from a brat to a real man is brilliantly explored by Rickey R. Mallory. The futuristic elements add a unique depth to the overall story line, which helps explain motives while it provides a colorful background. Ms. Mallory is a friend and co-reviewer, but, despite my personal feelings, this reviewer believes that fans of the sub-genre will enjoy this futuristic love story of redemption, a work that rivals the works of Kathleen Morgan and Marilyn Campbell. If any reader can believe it, this newly revised and expanded edition is even better than the original.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 1, 2002

SUMMARY

A horrible accident, a bitter secret, a man in search of the truth and the one woman who can either save or destroy him......

A hero's welcome awaited Danny White when he returned home from space. But the space station accident had cost him more than the numerous operations and months of recuperation he'd had to endure. It had cost him all memories of his past life. he knew nothing of the person he had been or the family he'd left behind. The more Danny learned about the man he had been, the less he wanted to find that man's memories inside himself. But something happened out there in space. Something that cost dozens of people their lives. As much as Danny wants to start over, the specter of those lives hangs over his head. Until he can prove that what happened on the space station wasn't an accident, he will never be free of the fear that he is not the man everyone thinks he is.

 

Heart of the Hero
by Rickey R. Mallory

Imajinn Books
February 1, 2003
ISBN #1893896331
EAN #9781893896338
Paperback
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