(From the publisher):
Jerry Keenan has come back from war with two navy crosses but without his once-strong faith. His mind is tormented by the memories of the men he saw die and the men he himself feels responsible for killing. He emerged from the fierce combat of the Pacific theater unhurt and very much alive, but pain and nightmares hide behind his handsome smiling face and the charming blarney he uses on passing waitresses. As fate will have it, he also finds himself talking to this fey, waiflike, but very sexy young woman.
It doesn't take much convincing to have her join him for a ride into the sere, magnificent Sonora desert, or to finally coax her into his arms, and perhaps his bed. Even better than her delicious kisses is the way she sees into his heart and helps him deal with the demons that trouble his spirit so deeply. That, she says, is why she is with him.
But this romantic idyll and interlude of healing and rebirth is going to end abruptly, shockingly, in an isolated mountain ghost town. It is here that Jerry will lose this exciting woman who has returned his passion and whispered promises of forever, as she dramatically vanishes -- or is taken -- from his life. Only then does he realize he doesn't know her real name... or even if she really exists. War weary as he is, perhaps he imagined her. But deep within him, Jerry Keenan knows he'll never rest until he knows what has happened to Maggie Ward.
Now the quest of Jerry Keenan becomes the kind of journey every caring, questioning human being undertakes at least once in life. Jerry is seeking his destiny and his soul. Following clue after clue, he will find something totally unexpected -- and as self-affirming and revelatory as the power of good over evil, and love over death.
Original title: The Search for Maggie Ward
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense