By Stuart Woods


When either your prior and destiny spell fear.

Award-winning writer Stuart Woods has crafted a masterful novel no reader will quickly overlook. For years, Liz Barwick has been battered by way of her brutal husband, a recognized seasoned soccer participant. This time it takes an emergency room to maintain her from dying. Now the gorgeous and gifted photographer retreats to an island paradise off Georgia’s coast to discover solitude—and herself.

As she turns into more and more concerned with the unusual and good-looking dual scions of the strong Drummond kinfolk, she feels her disturbing thoughts start to fade. but if a killer launches a sequence of grotesque murders, Liz discovers that there's no position to hide—not even in her lover's arms.

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Liz hugged her. “That’s correct, i'm. ” She seemed round. “I had was hoping to claim goodbye to James. ” “He’s down at Dungeness, and i've to hitch him in a minute. It’s a windless day. ” Liz regarded out over the placid water. “It is, isn’t it? ” a couple of minutes later, she stopped on the new Drummond kinfolk plot and bought out. one of the outdated, transplanted headstones have been 3 new ones: Angus’s bore easily his identify and dates; the second one stone learn greenback Moses,? –1989 stable and devoted servant Grandfather of an inheritor to Cumberland Island the one stone that marked the double grave of the twins learn Hamish and Keir Drummond, 1952–1989 brothers, on the finish of 1 lifestyles. She had contributed that. She walked alongside the road of markers, touching each one as she handed. Then, she bent and kissed the twins’ stone. Out in Cumberland Sound, midway to Fernandina, Liz regarded again on the island. a pant of smoke rose from the roof of the massive condominium, which can be in part obvious during the bushes, and after a second got here a lick of flames, then extra smoke. Dungeness used to be demise with Angus Drummond, as he had wanted. Liz became clear of the island and placed her face into the breeze the previous barge made. She took off her cap and enable the wind blow via her hair. because the Aldred Drummond reached the Fernandina dock, Liz became and checked out the island back. She had traveled just a couple of miles, and she or he used to be stunned to consider whatever she hadn’t skilled in view that youth. Elizabeth Barwick used to be homesick. Acknowledgments i need to precise my gratitude to Gogo Fuller, for sharing her wisdom of her cherished Cumberland Island, and for her hot hospitality in her domestic there; Dr. John Griffin, for his suggestion on irritating damage, emergency room systems, and restorative surgical procedure; Dr. A. J. Nicholas for clinical recommendation; Robert Coram for info and suggestion; and Howard Hunt, of the Atlanta Zoo, for info at the behavior and noises of alligators. I really are looking to thank Judy Tabb, in whose corporation i found Cumberland Island, for her photographic recommendation and for the use within the publication of her gear (sorry in regards to the tripod). i'm thankful, once more, for the recommendation and help of my literary agent, Morton Janklow; his affiliate, Anne Sibbald; and their colleagues at Janklow & Nesbit. My thank you move additionally to Trish Lande and Cheryl Weinstein, for his or her efforts. ultimately, i have to thank Eddie Bell, Ed Breslin, and all of the humans at HarperCollins for his or her unbounded enthusiasm for this publication and all their exertions. Books via Stuart Woods CHIEFS RUN prior to THE WIND DEEP LIE less than THE LAKE WHITE shipment GRASS ROOTS PALINDROME big apple useless SANTA FE principles L. A. instances useless EYES warmth IMPERFECT STRANGERS CHOKE airborne dirt and dust useless within the WATER SWIMMING TO CATALINA ORCHID seashore WORST FEARS learned THE RUN L. A. useless chilly PARADISE ORCHID BLUES the quick eternally BLOOD ORCHID soiled paintings CAPITAL CRIMES RECKLESS ABANDON THE PRINCE OF BEVERLY HILLS buck invoice IRON ORCHID darkish HARBOR brief STRAW clean failures SHOOT HIM IF HE RUNS BEVERLY HILLS useless SANTA FE lifeless scorching MAHOGANY MOUNTING FEARS LOITERING WITH motive HOTHOUSE ORCHID KISSER LUCID periods Author’s observe Cumberland Island is a true position, as are Grey-field hotel, Plum Orchard, and the outdated slave quarters.

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