by Michael Ritchey
Salt Lake City, UT: Cornerstone, 1999 (279p.)
With this inspiring new romantic thriller, Michael Ritchey may soon become your favorite LDS author! A compelling, imaginative and powerfully emotional story, it will grip you from the first page to the last.
Tara Johnson wants answers. The world's uncaring hand has taken her best friend and the man she was going to marry. Now something dark and sinister is taking the world! The ecology of the planet is deteriorating rapidly. As a biology post-grad, Tara must find out why. She has been asked to speak at the upcoming macro-Ecological Symposium, but she is afraid to tell the truth- that her research has been disappearing in front of her eyes!
Ryan McKay, a brilliant LDS particle physicist, may have the answer. His theory on the intelligence of sub-atomic particles has led him to suspect that someone is trying to manipulate or disorient these particles on a massive scale. Tara's discovery holds the key.
She and Ryan are strongly attracted to each other, but someone is trying to eliminate him. Can they escape the killer long enough for romance to bloom? Will they have the courage to figure out what's happening and go after those behind it?
As they work together, Tara is drawn to Ryan's exemplary character and he to her beauty, strength and intelligence. She felt close to God as a child, but what she has been told about Him since has nearly destroyed that belief. Can Ryan and his Mormon faith help her? Will he fill the void in her heart? If so, will the world take him too?
This is the story of an extraordinary answer to prayer. In her struggle with faith, Tara offers an uncertain prayer on behalf of the earth. The answer is an unexpected but overwhelming witness to the power of God, and his love for those who humble seek him!
Don't miss this exciting tale of love, intrigue, greed, sacrifice, life, death, good, evil, and the most determined hit man who ever lived... or died! [publisher's blurb]
HBLL Call No: BX 8688.3 .R51d 1999