Book Reviews of Legend

Author: Laura Baker
ISBN-13: 9780312966621
ISBN-10: 0312966628
Publication Date: 10/1998
Pages: 288
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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fbi AGENT Jackson Walker's psychic abilities have enabled him to solve the most baffling and inexplicable crimes. Now, as he follows a string of five savage murders back to his native Navajo land, his gift will force him into an unworldly battle between good and evil.

His prime suspect is Ainii Henio, a mesmerizing shaman's daughter whose peaceful existence weaving and tending herds is shattered when Walker appears. She is stunned by the primal power of this man. And she sees the truth: Jackson Walker has a Navajo heart and a shaman's soul. He is also in unimaginable danger. But can Jackson's cool logic trust in Ainii's belief that the killer is a mystical and deadly shapeshifter? As the killer's thoughts claim his own, tapping into the dark places where evil dwells, he is almost ready to believe...

Back in the land of his people, Walker dares to confront the decades-old nightmare that changed his life, and the dark secret of his own heritage. Now to survive, he must draw strength from the land, the legends and the enchanting woman whose love has opened his heart to his destiny ...
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When he was three, his tribe gave Jackson Walker up for adoption to a white couple. He had never returned until a serial killer began to ply his profession among the Native Americans. A Fed, Jackson is sent to solve the murders haunting the people of Navaholand, Arizona.

The prime suspect is Ainii Henio, who had the motive of avenging the death of her father who was killed by the last victim of the serial killer. Jackson, whose psychic abilities has made him one of the top investigators of impossible to solve cases, begins his inquiries with Ainii. However, both are stunned by the raw passion that flows between them. Still, she believes the killer is an evil shapechanger while his Anglo education refuses to accept the ancient superstitions of the Navahos. With the chasm between their belief systems, the probability of a long-term relationship is remote, especially if a mass murderer has any say.

With only her second modern day Native American romance, anyone gazing at the stars will realize that Laura Baker is heading on a path that ends at her being considered a LEGEND. Like her first novel, the story line is a marvelous romantic suspense that brilliantly merges Native American folklore with psychological terror wrapped within a heated romance. Fans of the sub-genres need to read the works of Ms. Baker if they want to peruse some of the best Native American romantic suspense books in the last few years.

Harriet Klausner