Secrets of an Aztec Temple
by Paty Jager
Isabella Mumphrey can’t leave a puzzle alone. This time she attempts to use her anthropology knowledge to uncover who is stealing priceless artifacts from an Aztec Temple in Mexico City. The discovery will certainly prove her worth to the World Intelligence Agency.
Tino Costantine is in Mexico City, too. He has infiltrated a drug lord’s organization to find enough evidence to not only prove the man’s illegal activities, but to bring him down for numerous deaths. Namely those of Tino’s family.
But when the love of his life, Isabella, strolls into his enemy’s home, Tino’s challenged by the choice of saving her or fulfilling his revenge.
“No, they are recent acquisitions.” His softly spoken words drew Isabella’s attention from the stone to the man. “You are a remarkable young woman that you could pick out this stone from all the others in the room and know it is something exceptional.” He again studied her, making her uncomfortable, much as she had all through school when teachers realized her intelligence was beyond their knowledge and the other students considered her a freak.
He tapped an index finger against his lips and continued studying her, making her even more nervous. “You have a gift. One I wish to use.” He turned her from the stone and started back across the room.
That’s when she noticed Cezar standing inside the door. When he’d escorted her to Garza’s home he’d said little but sent her leering smiles when he’d caught her studying him. He was a few inches taller and broader than Tino with the same Latino facial features. Only where Tino was smooth skinned with classic contours to his face and dark smoldering eyes, Cezar had a pockmarked face, scar below one ear, and dark angry eyes.
“Cezar, tell Anarosa to prepare refreshments for myself and my guest.” Garza placed a hand on Isabella’s back, ushering her out of the room, back into the atrium, and around the staircase to what appeared to be a library.
“Profesora Isabella, I have a proposition for you.” Señor Graza closed the library door locking them in and turned toward her. The glint of greed in his eyes gave Isabella her first glimpse of the man Tino sought to bring down.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Award winning author Paty Jager is a member of national and local writing organizations. She not only writes the western lifestyle she lives it. With thirteen books and a short story published, she is venturing into the new world of self-publishing ebooks. Her contemporary Western, Perfectly Good Nanny won the 2008 Eppie for Best Contemporary Romance, Spirit of the Mountain, a historical paranormal set among the Nez Perce, placed 1st in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest, and Spirit of the Lake was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
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