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Set on the Navajo reservation and packed with Native American wisdom, Aimee and David Thurlo's Ella Clah novels are written with a sharp eye for the conflict between the traditionalist and modernist ways of life. BAD MEDICINE. Formerly an FBI agent, Ella Clah has returned to the reservation and is now a special investigator with the Navajo police force. She walks a tightrope between the Navajo and white worlds, fully accepted in neither but needed by both. Ella's brother Clifford, a hataali or medicine man, says that her investigative skills are a gift from the spirits who guard and guide the Navajo, but Ella insists it's her FBI training that has honed her instincts. Bad Medicine finds Ella treading even more carefully than usual as she investigates a politically sensitive case while trying to protect a dear friend from unjust persecution. When the daughter of Senator Yellow- hair is killed in a suspicious car accident, the senator accuses Ella and the tribe's medical examiner, Dr. Carolyn Roanhorse, of tampering with evidence and falsifying the autopsy results. The fact that the young woman's body is mutilated and that Dr. Roanhorse's samples disappear doesn't help the mood on the reservation, already tense due to conflict between whites and Indians at the Navajo-owned mine. Ella learns of two secret organizations, the white Brotherhood and the Navajo Fierce Ones, that are behind the escalating violence. An outbreak of meningitis further disrupts Navajo life as the reservation's inhabitants must decide whether or not to be vaccinated. Those who follow the old ways reject modern medicine, preferring to trust in the tribe's attend vaccination clinics-- only to flee when Navajos begin dying from an unknown disease. Ella is convinced that somehow all these things tie together, but finding the connections is difficult and dangerous. Threats come from all sides, and clues lead Ella to suspect that Navajo witches may somehow be involved, putting not only her life but her soul in danger. Still, Ella has sworn to protect her people from all menaces--spiritual and physical--and she's not going to back off now.
Attempted Murder...Mere days before Christmas, a child's nightmare came true-little Amy Hawken's mother was attacked and then framed. But with help from her uncle and godmother, the gutsy kid vowed to get her mom home for the holidays.Assorted Mayhem...J. D. Hawken would willingly slay dragons for his special niece. The lean, mean bachelor found himself equally drawn to Mari Sanchez, the woman who was now his cohort in both child care and crime solving.A Christmas Miracle...Mari Quaked at J.D.'s dangerous virility. But when she found herself in danger, his strong hands were near-holding hers. She began to believe that a miracle would grant them all their Christmas wish: the safe return of Amy's mother.
He Had Given Her the One Thing She Treasured Most...and He Didn't Even Know ItEden Maes came back to the Native American pueblo to clear her family's name for the sake of her baby boy. What she found was danger…land only one strong helping hand.She knew that as a tribal cop, it was Nick Black Raven's duty to protect her. And as a man who'd once loved her, it was his debt of honor. But as the father of their child.... Would he remain a slave to his badge or could the call of family claim his heart forever?
A protector for her child.... Mother-to-be Annie Sandusky witnessed a killer fleeing the scene of a crime. Now the murderer was after her. And only the victim's son, Jake Black Raven, was man enough to protect her... Tall and proud, Jake Black Raven became Annie's shadow. He'd returned to the ranch only to settle his father's affaris, but he couldn't leave when Annie was still in danger. Not with her baby due any minute. And not when he would trade a thousand days for just one night in her bed. His father had left him a dangerous legacy, but he would lure out a killer if it meant saving Annie--and the child he'd begun to consider his own...
LAWMAN A vigilante out for justice... Detective Cisco Watchman was a dangerous renegade on the run...and Laurel Brewster wanted no part of being considered his "woman." But could he possibly hold the key to her brother's disappearance? It was torturous, yet heavenly to be thrown together with this man. With his raven hair and midnight eyes, he appeared both handsome and guilty as sin. And somewhere along the way, like it or not, she'd become known as "Cisco's woman"... LAWMAN--There's nothing sexier than the strong arms of the law!
Aimée Thurlo takes readers on a thrilling ride through Copper Canyon... Detective Preston Bowman had a Navajo gift for sensing danger. And the danger stalking Abby Langdon was undeniable. But nothing could force her off the Sitting Tall Ranch she'd built for disabled children-not even her own near-death experience.... Alone on her isolated ranch, she had no one to trust-no one but Preston. And as the risk intensified, so did her desire for the strong, silent lawman. But Preston was from a different world. Even if he could keep everyone on the ranch safe...she couldn't say the same for her heart.
He was all dark an dangerous... Not exactly the kind of man Amanda Vila was looking for as a father to her daughter. Then again, no other man had ever made her melt with desire-not like Tony Ramos. But Amanda always played by the rules- she couldn't possibly get romantically involved with a renegade lawman...a man of many faces She was sexy, sweet and secretive... Tony had always relied on his sex appeal to get what he wanted from women. With other women it had been a game. With Amanda... But Tony would do anything to get his kidnapped daughter back, even if it meant seducing Amanda, the one woman who was somehow the key to his daughter's disappearance.
He Was Tall, Dark and Dangerous...Not exactly the kind of man Amanda Vila was looking for as a father to her daughter. Then again, no other man had ever made her melt with desire-not like Tony Ramos. But Amanda always played by the rules-she couldn't possibly get romantically involved with a renegade lawman...a man of many faces....She Was Sexy, Sweet and Secretive...Tony had always relied on his sex appeal to get what he wanted from women. With other women it had been a game. With Amanda... But Tony would do anything to get his kidnapped daughter back, even if it meant seducing Amanda, the one woman who was somehow the key to his daughter's disappearance.
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Out of the fire...He'd saved her from the flames, but it was Sheriff Gabriel Blackhorse's own heat Lanie Matthews feared. The first time she looked into his night-dark eyes she felt a stirring of recognition, as though she'd come home. But Lanie was only passing through Four Winds....Into the flame?People kept telling her that Four Winds had a way of changing one's mind. It had certainly changed her luck. First the fire, then it seemed a mysterious gift from a passing peddler had put Lanie's life in danger...and her fate in the hands of the very man she was determined to avoid. Could Lanie really escape Gabriel...or her destiny?FOUR WINDS
She needed a hero...Navajo healer Joshua Blackhorse was the one man who could help Nydia Jim keep a promise to her son-and save a life. She'd come to Four Winds in search of Joshua-and became the sole witness to his innocence as he stood accused of a terrible crime.She found a man...All his life Joshua had followed the old ways of his people-tolerance, balance and moderation. Now, deserted by his friends, he had to rely on Nydia. But when he looked into her dark eyes, what he felt had nothing to do with moderation. Was Nydia a dangerous temptation...or his only hope? FOUR WINDS
FOUR WINDSHE KNOWS ALL THE SECRETS...Lucas Blackhorse, with eyes like midnight and a smile like a summer day, is a doctor-a healer of bodies, a knower of hearts. But luckily for Marlee Smith, the last bachelor Blackhorse brother doesn't know what she's kept hidden. For which is a darker, deeper secret-Marlee's past or her love for Lucas?EXCEPT HERS...But with a mysterious illness sweeping Four Winds, and once-close friendships now charged with suspicion and fear, fingers point to Marlee and whispers frame her. Suddenly the past she's run from is a very present threat. Her only hope is the love she's concealed-and Lucas."The ultra-sexy Blackhorse brothers will have every woman in America fantasizing about a visit to Four Winds, New Mexico."-JoAnn Ross
To save her townIndepedence, New Mexico, needs a lifeline, and Myka Solis is determined to provide one. She thinks her craft business can transform the dying town into a vibrant, creative hub. And she knows exactly the person who can help: Joshua Nez, the confident big-city architect who's back in town to rebuild his own life.Thanks to Josh's expertise, Myka finds herself leading a revitalization effort that draws in the entire community. But working with Josh has to stay a business-only arrangement. Josh has dreams, too, and his involve opening an architecture firm far away from Independence. If only Myke can show him they both have a future in their hometown...together.
As top operative of the Gray Wolf Pack, Burke Silentman took on the most dangerous cases. His current assignment: protect Laura Santos. However, his client never said from what. So Burke moved in next to the beautiful target to provide personal surveillance, both day and night.... But could this woman be the true savior of the Navajo loner? Even while Burke was fighting an adversary that threatened to leave them both at death's/em> door?
Gene Redhouse believes in signs. But when Lori Baker literally jumps into his life, the Navajo wisdom he's learned disappears. Lori is being stalked and she's never been so frightened, or so alone. Although it seems they belong to different worlds, the connection between them is instant and intense. And if he can keep her alive long enough, he vows to explore every inch of her....With his chiseled features and powerful build, Gene is the safe harbor in Lori's stormy sea. And yet with her past weighing her down, Lori must decide which is more dangerous: the stranger trailing her every step, or the one daring her to trust him.
THE BROTHERS OF ROCK RIDGE: Bound by blood, and steeped in the traditions of their Navajo heritage, these sexy brothers live their lives by their own rules-and love against all odds.Together they were fire and ice-white-hot and shivery.Navajo lawman Ashe Redhawk and his new partner, beautiful FBI agent Casey Feist, struck sparks off each other the moment they met. That didn't stop Ashe from wanting all of her-her lips, her touch...her secrets. But Casey had come to the reservation to investigage the mysterious deaths of Ashe's foster parents, and he suspected she knew more than she let on. As their passion boiled over, Ashe discovered this time that trusting his instincts was not enough. This time he'd have to trust Casey with the one thing most sacred to him: his heart...
THE BROTHERS OF ROCK RIDGE: Bound by blood, and steeped in the traditions of their Navajo heritage, these sexy brothers live their lives by their own rules—and love against all odds.Redhawk's VowTravis Redhawk's mission was simple: protect Katrina Johnson at all costs-even if it meant his life. But the girl Travis had known was now a tempting woman who challenged him. Yet Travis couldn't let his guard down, for if something happened to her, he'd never forgive himself....Even now, with her life in danger, and her past slowly unraveling, Katrina wanted Travis. He was colder, harder, sexier than she remembered-and determed to remain in control. But Katrina was more than a match for this Redhawk brother, and just as he could protect her, she could save him-from a life without love.
For P.I. Paul Grayhorse, there were no secrets-thanks to his special Navajo gift. He knew why U.S. Deputy Marshal Kendra Armstrong found him in the canyons of New Mexico. Reopening the case that ended his marshal career and killed his partner did more than haunt Paul; it put him in the crosshairs.Using Paul to flush out her fugitive was risky, but teaming with him was downright dangerous. In his arms, Kendra felt like a woman, with a woman's desires. But with his powers, could she hide her biggest secret-that she'd fallen for him? And that for the first time in her career, she was afraid...afraid to live without him if she couldn't get her man?
He was a force of nature, with piercing dark eyes and muscled flesh honed to strike fast. Daniel Eagle, code name Lightning, was an agent with the Gray Wolf Pack, an elite investigation agency that specialized in difficult cases in the Four Corners area. His assignment: to find Hannah Jones, possible amnesia victim, as well as a large sum of money reported to be stolen. Despite the warnings Daniel was given about her, his gut told him there was more to this case than met the eye. And when Hannah was almost kidnapped, he was sure of it. Hannah might be a living, breathing temptation, but she was no thief. The only thing she could be guilty of would be stealing Daniel's heart.
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