Emerald Author:Phyllis A. Whitney In Phyllis Whitney's novel EMERALD, she takes her heroine Carol Hamilton to the intriguing, subtly shdaowed world of Palm Springs, California, where a secret reaching back into Hollywood history is about to explode with consequences menacing many lives. — The names of Monica Arlen and Saxon Scott have spelled magic to Carol ever since the days wh... more »en she watched their marvelous old movies being replayed on television. When flight with her small son is Carol's only refuge from her husband's savage threats, her great-aunt Monica Arlen seems her one sanctuary.
Instead, she finds unexpected danger, as well as unexpected love. The drama of Monica and Saxon, created so tragically in the past, must be played out again in the present, with Carol the frightened and unwilling catalyst, fighting for her own life, and for the safety and well-being of her son. As always in Phyllis Whitney's novels, the setting itself---here rich in the colors of mountain and desert---becomes an important element in the story, lending itself to tension as Carol must explore the past to find the revealing present.
Surprise, too, is Miss Whitney's forte, and EMERALD contains so much of this element that it is a book many readers will want to read twice.« less