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NYC jewelry designer Lisa MacDougall quits when her employer Andrei Romanoff attempts to rape her. Still knowing she needs to escape before her obsessed boss completes his perverted quest, Lisa travels to some remote property she inherited from an uncle she never heard of in North Carolina. What she does not know is that she also inherited something from her father that will soon surface.
DEA agent Marco Santiago seeks to destroy the Verde Fogata drug cartel, whose leader Manuel Norda killed his mother and grandmother. Marco learns that North Carolina based lawyer Ben Lomond has ties to Manuel. However, when he arrives in the Blue Ridge Mountains Lisa quickly sidetracks him. He knows she shares similar powers as he possesses, but he was trained in their use while she is an adult rookie struggling as this generation's MacDougall, guardian of a special treasure. As they become better acquainted and he helps her adapt, the cartel and Andrei stand in their way of sharing the greatest power of them all, love.
GREEN FIRE combines elements from several genres (fantasy, romance and mystery) into a strong romantic suspense thriller. The story line is fast paced from the moment Uncle Lon knows he will die, but feels good that the guardianship would pass on to his niece until the final confrontation. The key to the tale is the believability of the prime cast especially the lead couple even though Marco at times fails to act like a drug agent (love does strange things to the pros). Fans will value this delightful tale that will lead to seeking other novels by Monette Michaels such as DEATH BENEFITS and FATAL VISION.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner