A Criminal Love Story Edgar and Mallory Battle – one a gentlemanly thief, the other a sociopath – are on the run after a violent escape. They carjack Lucy Brightwing, a criminal fresh from her own heist, with a fortune of gems in her vehicle. Lucy leads them into the Everglades, determined to kill them, but when she falls for Edgar she must risk her future to save the doomed brothers. More
Brightwing A Criminal Love Story
Edgar and Mallory Battle – one a gentlemanly thief, the other a sociopath – are on the run after a spectacularly violent escape. Now, with a trail of bodies behind them, they need a hostage against the inevitable standoff with the police.
They carjack Lucy Brightwing, a criminal fresh from her own heist, with a fortune of uncut gems hidden in her vehicle. She could escape – but she won’t abandon her millions. She could kill the Battle brothers, but she has to be careful. For one thing, if the law investigates, they’ll find her ill-gotten loot. For another, her own life is sacred. She’s the last member of a Florida paleoindian tribe thought to be extinct – the Tequesta. With her share of the money she plans to buy, bribe and blackmail her way into her own ancestral tribal lands in the heart of the Everglades: a Tequesta nation.
Lucy leads the brothers into her beloved swamp, determined to kill them. But when she falls for Edgar she must decide whether to risk her heritage and the future of her tribe to save the doomed brothers.
At 99,000 words, Brightwing is a thrilling action/adventure novel and a compelling love story.