1962 Molly MacCormick, a young female physician, is attacked by a deranged psychiatric patient. She escapes with her life, but is left with disturbing physical scars . . . and devastating psychological ones. Her attacker leaves her in a closet, with a promise, "I will find you again."
She recovers at her grandfather's lighthouse home on an island off the coast of Florida. But her issues may be secondary as another terrifying event looms on the horizon. Fidel Castro is threatening to launch missiles from Cuba–missiles pointed at the United States–the Cuban Missile Crisis is heating up.
Molly's grandfather, a retired U.S. Navy Captain, a "covert spy," is called upon to participate in a "secret" operation that puts Molly and others in peril. This catapults her into a world of intrigue, high danger and extreme violence.
Finally, a young Catholic priest adds an element of surprise. He's taking a sabbatical . . . but what is his true reason for being on the island of Cayo Canna?
What begins as a period of recovery for Molly may evolve into a time of death, heartbreak and loss. After all, her attacker is still out there . . .
About the Author
Florence Love Karsner is a Registered Nurse and Clinical Research Professional. Her hobbies include water color painting, creating pottery, skeet shooting, and golf. She is a fifth generation Floridian who lives with her husband on the Intracoastal Waterway in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, surrounded by the marsh, two rivers, a resident hawk, an eagle, and untold egrets, raccoons, and a few slithery friends as well. Her Highland Healer series is a magical realism story set in 18th century Highlands of Scotland. Florence Love Karsner's work is published by SeaDog Press, LLC.