Traveling to a small village in Mexico on a reliable tip, Milla begins to uncover the dire fate of countless children who have disappeared over the years in the labyrinth of a sinister baby-smuggling ring. The key to nailing down the organization may rest with an elusive one-eyed man. To find him, Milla joins forces with James Diaz, a suspicious stranger, known as the Tracker, who conceals his own sinister agenda.
As the search intensifies, the mission becomes more treacherous. For the ring is part of something far larger and more dangerous, reaching the highest echelons of power and influence. Caught between growing passion and imminent peril, Milla suddenly finds herself the hunted - in the crosshairs of an invisible, lethal assassin who aims to silence her permanently.
©2004 Linda Howard; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
yes. I felt so much empathy with the main character, even though I'd never had any similar experience. The writing drew me in and had me fully invested in the Milla's journey. The powerful emotions of the characters start to become your own, and each chapter should come with a tissue warning.
How the individual who was initially targeted as the bad guy, came through the story as a hero. I liked how she twisted the characters - the good become bad, and the dark, scary bad boy isn't so scary after all.
When Milla thought that Diaz was opposing her plans to meet with Justin's parents. I loved his response to what Milla did there and how he helped her recover.
Excellent story, wonderfully crafted characters and plot. Great twists that keep you hanging onto the edge of your seat.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
Ummm probably not. I wouldn't recommend it because it wasn't a fast paced eye catcher. I didn't feel super engrossed in it. It felt like a book I could pick up once a month when I'm taking a train somewhere.
I just answered this question above.
Thats a tough one. Can't really put my finger on it.
Ummm, I felt like the book could have ended way before it did. There were some pretty drawn out parts that I think were a bit unnecessary. However, it was still a decent read.
Please don't let my comments deter you. If you catch the book on sale, then you did good but I wouldn't pay regular price for it. I just wish it could have been a bit better, but it is what it is. Oh and the narrator is pretty good!
yes, this is a great book with a sad but intriguing storyline
well of course Diaz was my fave character.
no listened to this on my way to/from work and while working out
A friend has recommended this book to me and a few weeks ago it was on sale (gotta love sales) on Audible.com so I picked it up. I'm glad I did. This was a great read! The story starts out with Milla's 6 week old son being stolen out of her arms and her almost fatally wounded. The story progresses with the search for her son for over 10 years. Along the way she finds/meets Diaz who she thinks may have had something to do with her son's kidnapping. Diaz, is a known as a lone wolf and assassin kind of guy, the ultimate kind of "bad boy' we all like to read about. His character reminds me a lot of Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series but is much better developed than Janet Evanovich has done with Ranger in years. This book can be emotionally draining but is worth the read.
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It was unique compared to most romance novels in the sense that the heroine's storyline was based on her search for her missing child. Given how saturated the genre is, it was refreshing to listen to something that wasn't a total cookie-cutter romance.
The heroine felt very real -- very flesh-and-blood -- but widely relatable. And she wasn't a total pushover.
This is a romance, so, yes, there are sex scenes in it. But I thought they were well written. The extremes in the romance genre are totally cheesy and utterly depraved. In this book, they reached neither extreme, but still contained plenty of steam.
will listen again because story was gripping and I loved the characters!
after the Milla met with the adoptive parents
Joyce Bean is very good at female and male voices. James didn't sound wimpy and the emotions were gripping
First love scene and after meeting adoptive parents
Book was really slow at the beginning, almost didn't continue listening but sooooo glad I did. I cried and laughed and felt the heart stopping moments when Milla found her son and then gave him to his new parents.
Totally addicted to Audible.
I like Linda Howard's mysteries but this one held me captive. I could easily have listened through the night. It will make you cry but it does have a happy ending. Well worth your time.
a GREAT human story line - no superman here just life.
Diaz - full of mystery - character not explained but enough detail to give the reader the imagination to run
As usual great voices for characters - pauses work well, modulation and emotion spot on.
Some loose ends I would have liked better tie up a little more closure. But the main characters and the ending was very VERY STRONG.
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