Willow's Baby is a standalone suspense novel that dovetails nicely to serve as the second book in the Sterling Suspense series.
On a beautiful Colorado morning that seems absolutely perfect-the air fresh and crisp with a hint of the smooth fragrance of wood-burning fires-heavily pregnant Willow Brooks, dressed in a billowy white lace gown, rides her mare bareback hard and fast into the foothills of the great Rocky Mountains. She seems to ride as if her life depends on it. Judging from the three-foot-long wickedly sharp sword skewering Willow's body, it probably does. Jeffrey Sterling and his mounted search-and-rescue team find Willow and rush her to the hospital but, minutes after surgery, Willow and her baby disappear without a trace.
Willow has been hidden away by Agent Alex Hunter, who is determined to protect her at all costs. He knows Willow and her baby hold the key to dozens of murders around the state of Colorado as well as the early-morning massacre of her own family. Willow is also only six years old, her baby was born of a virgin birth, and someone badly wants both of them back.
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About the Author
Ms. Fairbanks is the author of CENTAUR, the first novel in the Sterling Suspense series, and WILLOW'S BABY, sequel and book two in the series. She is currently deep into the third Sterling novel, BUTTONED DOWN, with an estimated release date of early 2014.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book had me hooked from the first page. A six-year-old girl in a white dress, pregnant, with a sword thrust through her belly fleeing in horseback – I had to know what happened. It is a true page-turner, full of plot twists, government conspiracies, suspense, a body count that bothered me when I thought about it, great characters, and moments of humor. It is actually the second book in a series. I want to read the first now. For the most part the book stands alone but I would definitely have understood one of the characters better if I had read the first book. I actually stopped reading at one point to look up back-story on one of the characters so I would better understand her behavior. My only negative comment has to do with format, not story. It would be helpful if there was a visual clue, extra space or a symbol, to show when the point of view shifts. Usually I like to write a brief summary but with this book I am afraid I will end up with spoilers if I do. This time I will just give a few hints. Two friends, Dr. Jeffery Sterling and Dr. Peter Gregory, rescue the young girl, Willow. They are joined by top FBI agents Dr. Alex Hunter and Vince Harris in their efforts to find out what happened to Willow, who killed her family and tried to kill her, and who killed six other girls and their families. The answer involves human cloning, harvesting body parts for transplants, and government conspiracies at high levels. Disclosure: I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it.