The Second Milagro

The Second Milagro

by Linda Rainwater

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The Second Milagro is a suspense tale of kidnapping, corporate espionage, and forgotten love that takes the reader from the red dirt roads of Alabama to the silver mines of Mexico.
A deadly mine cave-in at Real de Catorce, Mexico, changes Patricia Morelos's life forever. The disaster she faces as owner of the mine is overshadowed by personal tragedy. Her only child, seventeen-year-old Max, is kidnapped when he goes to help the victims.
A spirited woman with a dark Southern past, Patricia leaves her place of power and wealth in Washington, D.C. and goes to Mexico, in the company of her intrepid blind friend, Rachel Davis. There, Patricia becomes the target of corrupt officials, such as Juan Catera, the 'garbage czar," who are trying to take control of her mines.
Desperate to reach her son who is somewhere in the San Luiz Potosi mountains, Patricia turns to her late husband´s step-brother, Miguel Ramirez, whom she once loved, but now fears and distrusts. With Miguel, Patricia sets out on her journey of discovery, danger and confession.
Pursued, shot at, conspired against, and abetted by her blind friend and a lost love, Patricia confronts the secrets of her past along her treacherous journey and finds not one miracle, but two.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599262543
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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The Second Milagro 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Linda Rainwater has skillfully created a distinctive page-turner. There are passages of The Second Milagro reminiscent of best-selling author Dan Brown's novels. Furthermore, the comprehensive research in the narrative brought it alive with vivid images of the locations in Real de Catorce, Mexico, as well as Washington D.C. and Alabama. Expert characterization allows the reader to befriend and become a part in the lives of interesting and intriguing personalities. Rainwater's work functions not just as entertainment, but it serves as a learning experience as well. I'm looking forward to her next publication.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex life-web which links a 'Silver Magnolia' to her past, present and future. The main character, Patricia Morales, is truly believable...her dedication to the important people in her life is inspirational. When one reads this novel, one feels the heat of an Alabama summer and tastes the fragrant air of Mexico during festival. Rainwater is a master of descriptive writing. This reader anticipates a sequel and looks forward to more of Rainwater's work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE SECOND MILAGRO is not just a story about miracles. Rather, it is about how the courage and perseverance of Patricia Morelos help make miracles come true. Not many women would be able to stand up to the corrupt officials and the outright enemies that Patricia has to outwit. Few will experience the devotion of a friend like that of the intrepid, blind Rachel. Some of the real surprises in this book are the flashbacks to Patricia's early life in Alabama where we learn what made her so tough, and later, her meteoric rise in her husband's empire. The dialogue is so real that whether you are in a diner in Talladega, AL., or a board meeting in Mexico, the words ring true. The book also brings to life the history and culture of Mexico in such a way that they are an integral and necessary part of the story. The twists and turns of the journey Patricia and Rachel take into the ancient city of Real de Catorce keep the reader turning the pages quickly. We all want to know, 'What is the 'second' milagro?'