Morrow, May 2001, 25.00, 384 pp.
Dalden follows Jorran to planet earth to stop the rebel from using his mind-altering rods to gain control of the world. However, in his wildest dreams as a warrior Dalden never anticipated dealing with the complex California mall. He is fortunate that Brittany Callaghan takes pity on the obviously lost soul and agrees to become his guide.
Dalden quickly realizes the impossible has occurred as he knows he has met his eternal partner on this backwater planet. Still, he struggles with persuading Brittany that he is not of this earth and that they are interstellar soul mates. He shows her his ship as proof, but soon has a final confrontation with his enemy Jorran who sees Dalden's beloved Brittany as the ultimate pawn in their fight.
HEART OF A WARRIOR is Johanna Lindsey's latest science fiction romance that will thrill readers who enjoy cross-cultural romances. The plot never lacks for action as Dalden battles mall rats, his beloved, and Jorran. The characters are charming, amusing and quite sensual as Ms. Lindsey strikes a strong accord with sub-genre fans with this out of this world romantic romp.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner