"Readers will relish the stimulating book!"
For eight years Michael Finch has searched for his spouse
Christine. All this time he had felt she must still be
alive or he would know otherwise in his gut, though the
private detectives hired by his best friend Jonas Harding
fail to find her. He wonders why she ran away so soon
after their marriage, but now at least he knows where she
died. He is in Farewell on Cape Cod to say his good byes.
He enters DewDrop's Candle Shop because Michael remembers
Chrissy loved candles, but is shocked when he sees the
proprietor, his wife.
Michael leaves two phone messages for Jonas, inadvertently
enabling his friend's thugs to find Chrissy. They kidnap
her daughter Kayla and demand Chrissy return the three
amulets she "stole" from these felons who actually robbed
the gems from the natives of St. Caribe. Meanwhile Michael
realizes he sired Kayla and begins to understand what his
ignorance cost his beloved then and now. Both head to St.
Caribe to retrieve their child, but though he still loves
her and feels she does likewise, Michael desperately needs
to regain her trust.
There are some paranormal elements that mostly surface
towards the climax of the novel though a guardian Santa
Caribbean Lion who telepathically communicates with the
humans throughout the book. Thus, the tale is more of a
crime thriller. The story line is action-packed and the
support cast provides insight into the likable lead couple
or pushes the plot forward. Fans of crime thrillers with
some paranormal elements mostly at the end will relish the
stimulating THE GUARDIAN OF THE AMULETS.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 10, 2003