taking sides with a woman who raises sheep--but Zack can't stay away from this pint-size wildcat. Now he's facing two dangerous battles: one with a town full
of stubborn ranchers at one another's throats; the other with an unpredictable woman who refuses to be tamed.
Susan Krinard fans have eagerly waited for her new release, "Twice a Hero". MacKenzie Sinclair promised her dying grandfather that she would try to end the Sinclair family curse. Apparently Mac's great-great-grandfather murdered his partner Liam O'Shea while they were uncovering Mayan ruins in Guatemala. Armed with one half of a Mayan pendant and a flashlight, Mac enters the ancient temple. Just when she thought she was at a dead end, she discovers a skeleton. Though the body has long since decomposed, a strip of leather around its neck identifies the victim as Liam O'Shea. At the end of the leather is the other half of the pendant. As she holds them both, her world turns inside out and she finds herself facing a live Liam O'Shea in his time. Suddenly she finds herself in a position to put right what once went wrong -- easier said than done.
It is easy to forget this is a time-travel story. Krinard's prose is dense and descriptive with the plot of the story holding more weight than the paranormal aspect. Yet Krinard is careful to observe the rules of the subgenre. She also has a good ear for dialogue. If you're looking for something to sink your teeth into, this is just the book for you.
Reviewed by Jodi Israel.