Megan Montoya has come to New Mexico with her daughter, Lizzie, to begin a career in photography. One morning she opens her newspaper and five jagged stones clatter to the floor. A jeweler identifies them as emeralds, and an attractive archeologist believes they might be the legendary emerald arrowheads used by the Pima Indians four centuries ago to lure away the Spaniards.
Megan's paperboy goes missing, and her house is searched. Tension escalates as Megan finds her only client is hiding something, and that the man she is falling in love with may have ulterior motives. When Lizzie is kidnapped, Megan becomes embroiled in a separatist plot, bargaining with a cabal's crazed leader to spare her daughter's life.
Eye of the Mountain God is Penny Rudolph's fourth crime novel. Combining a cast of maverick characters and nonstop action, she offers a unique and captivating story about one mother's love and the causes that some people are willing to die, and kill, for.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
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About the Author
Penny Rudolph has worked as a bartender, truck driver, chile picker, musician, science writer, and medical writer. She's also taught journalism at New Mexico State University and won more than fifty national writing and editing awards, including an Eppie and an International Gold Quill. Penny lives in Albuquerque.
Penny Rudolph has worked as a bartender, truck driver, chile picker, musician, science writer, and medical writer. She’s also taught journalism at New Mexico State University and won more than fifty national writing and editing awards, including an Eppie and an International Gold Quill. Penny lives in Albuquerque.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Professional photpgraphter Megan Montoya moves from Pennsylvania to Santa Ynez, New Mexico accomaopnied by her eight years old autistic child Lizzie. Megan hopes the move will help her career and her daughter. Soon after the two feamles arrive in their new home, Megan finds inside her newspaper left outside five green colored arrowheads. A local jewler informs her they are emeralds and an archoelogst believes they may be the four hudnred plus years old Pima arrowheads of legend. valued at approximatlly a million dollars a piece. She thinks the find will answre her financial crisis although she wodners what happened to ther newspaper delivery boy. Menwhile Save the People orgaiznation hires her to photograph the poor women and children of the nearby mountain villages. Someone searchs her home and she begins to think everyone she meets has a hidden agenda; her paranoa proves real when a terrorist threatens an attack whiile her daughter becomes caught in the middle. This is an over the top of Wheeler Peak thriller as a seemingly zillion zingers target the Pennsylvania transfers. The audience will root for marvelous Megan and lovely Lizzie. However, the myriad of subplots never converge into a cohesive story line though the heroine has a bulls-eye on her forehead. Still readers will enjoy Megan's misadventures in the not so Land of Enchantment. Harriet Klausner