Dimensions: 336 pages, 9.56 × 6.4 × 1.2 in
Published: September 14, 2010
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765326027
ISBN - 13: 9780765326027
About the Book
FBI Agent Tess Livingston doesn't remember booking a trip to Esperanza. Neither does journalist Ian Ritter. They have been brought together because they hold the key in a mystical war between kind spirits and hungry ghosts.
Read from the Book
Esperanza PrologueTHE CITY OF ESPERANZA, ECUADOR Dominica watched the pretty young woman standing on a dark, windy corner in the oldest section of the city, known as El Corazón, the heart. She liked what she saw. A foreign tourist, mid-twenties, beautiful figure, pale, flawless skin as smooth as a river stone. The woman''s colorful skirt rustled in the chilly breeze, her fingers fumbled with the zipper on her jacket, then tucked her thick black hair behind her ears. Dominica wondered if the woman knew that in 1530, on this very street, the last emperor of the Incas had marched against the Spanish. The colonial buildings behind the woman covered an Incan site where Inti, the sun god, had been honored with daily sacrifices. The restaurant where the woman had just eaten had been built over an Incan altar used for divination during ayahuasca ceremonies. Did the woman have any grasp of this? Well, it didn''t matter. Physically, she fit Dominica''s needs--young, attractive, foreign, and probably healthy. Dominica moved toward her. Most people couldn''t see a bruja, but because human awareness varied widely this woman might be an exception. If she perceived Dominica, it would be as a shadow in her peripheral vision. So Dominica approached her slowly. Sudden moves could startle her or prompt a hasty retreat back into the restaurant. As she came up behind the woman, Dominica''s eagerness to feel the physical world again was so great that she struggled not to rush. Up the street,
From the Publisher
Tess Livingston met Ian Ritter at a roadside stop high in the Andes, waiting for a bus to the mysterious town of Esperanza.
Tess is an FBI agent who remembers being on the track of a group of international counterfeiters. But she doesn’t remember booking a trip to Esperanza. Ian is a journalist who was planning to vacation to the Galapagos Islands. He, too, isn’t quite sure why he has a ticket to Esperanza.
Their meeting will change their lives forever. For they have been brought together because they hold the key in a mystical war between the kind spirits of the dead who guard humanity, and the hungry ghosts who exist only to possess living human bodies, and return however briefly to life.
In the midst of this war, Tess and Ian will find a love that can transcend time, and a cause that not even death will overcome.
About the Author
TRISH J. MACGREGOR is an astrologer and student of metaphysics. She was raised in Caracas, Venezuela, near the South American setting of Esperanza. She now lives in Florida, where she writes the Sidney Omarr Day-By-Day Astrology Guides.
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