Like a cougar on the hunt, Tribal Officer Luca Nakai was one with the wild—steady, steely and fierce. Nothing like the cops Detective Valerie Jonas was used to. He didn't carry the usual accessories, but he was a more formidable force than she'd ever seen. Not to mention gorgeous.
They were on the trail of a dangerous skinwalker who'd killed twice before and was pursuing another victim. Luca's Navajo ways were invaluable to the investigation and casting a spell over the no-nonsense Valerie, who'd never believed anything but hard facts. So how could the mystery and magic of this quiet man single-handedly be cracking her protective shield right along with the case?
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About the Author
Aimee Thurlo is the name for a husband and wife writing team. Aimee was born in Havana, Cuba, two years after her husband, David, was born in Shiprock, New Mexico. David was raised on the Navajo Indian Reservation and left his hometown after 17 years to complete his education at the University of New Mexico.
The couple have been married since 1970, but know how to keep the romance alive: "We live and work together, but most importantly we share quality time together," Aimee said. "We're each other's top priority."
The couple has been writing together nearly as long as they have been married. Their 37 novels, which have appeared under Aimee's name as well as pseudonyms, have been published in more than 20 countries. They have repeatedly made both Waldenbooks' and B. Dalton Bookseller's bestseller lists.
Aimee and David have lived in New Mexico throughout their marriage. Their home is populated with dogs, horses, and various rodents.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As usual in this series, I had trouble putting it down!
Albuquerque Police Detective Valerie Jonas knows she needs special help with her current serial killer investigation in which the culprit apparently uses Navajo magic though Valerie is a doubting Thomasina. Tribal Police detective Luca Nakai comes to the big city to assist Valerie with her inquiry as the son of a medicine man, he understands Navajo magic intimately. Luca once he gets past his initial first sight attraction realizes they are dealing with a deadly skinwalker who has killed two and targeted his next victim. Valerie is even more stunned by her reaction to the tribal cop as she never mixes sex with her work, but considers making an exception as she wants him. They begin to fall in love though they disagree over magic, but each agrees that the culprit whether he is a mage or not needs to be stopped before they examine deeply their feelings. This is a terrific Native American urban romantic police procedural fantasy. The opposites attract story line has been used a lot, but Aimee Thurlo refreshes the plot with a deep understanding of Navajo magic that fits so well in the Albuquerque setting. Fans of the author will not regret popular Ella Clah taking a much deserved breather as Luca and Valerie fill the void quite nicely. Harriet Klausner