BRIDGE OF SHADOWS
Roxanne Conrad specializes in complex, emotionally hard-edged novels that also include a touch of the paranormal. This novel is filled with damaged individuals struggling to find purpose in their lives.
In the years since he saved her, Pete has come to love Esmerelda. Since Jamies death, Esmerelda has become a spiritual healer who regularly communicates with the spirit of her son. It was Jamie who first diagnosed the cancer that infected Petes brain. But with Esmereldas healing touch, the cancer has gone into remission.
Ramon Cruz is determined to bring revolution to El Paso. When Ana is coerced into helping Ramon, she has no idea of the devastation that will follow. Ramon and his Sons of Aztlan blow up the Border Patrol station in El Paso, killing many. By pure luck, Pete is saved. Through Jamie, Esmerelda learns that this is only the beginning, and unless they can find a way to stop Ramon, a deadly carnage will ensue.
(Nov., 352 pp., $6.50)