Pocket, Oct 2004, 6.99
In Half Moon Bay, California acrimonious Ian “Cat” MacPherson lives in a wheelchair because his apprentice Alex Farrell betrayed him when they robbed the Sodre Mansion in Brazil. While Alex escaped to become wealthy, Cat remained in prison for three decades. Though he lives for vengeance, he considers suicide until he catches young Tasya Flynn breaking into his home. Thinking this is fate, he sees the nimble Tasya as a means of vengeance by teaching her to become a cat burglar, who steals a valuable stone and returns it to its rightful owner.
As Cat trains Tasya, they fall in love though both hide their feelings. During the burglary Ian dies while Tasya escapes with the magical healing stone. In mourning she returns the stone to its rightful owners only to learn that the O Milagre stone can transport someone back in time. If she can go to 1972, she could warn Ian not to trust Alex and save his life.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner