After spending five years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Luciano da Valenza is finally free. Now he is set to prove his innocence and bring down those who allowed him to take the blame for their crimes. This includes his ex-fiancé e, Kerry Linwood. He is determined to find out why she ended their engagement— on the eve of his arrest.

When Kerry and Luciano meet once again, sparks fly. However, when he comes to repossess her grandparents' home, Kerry discovers the sparks are overshadowed by the reality of Luciano's quest for justice— and revenge.

DARK ANGEL has all the elements of an intriguing story. However, it lacks elaboration. The hero is self-centered, the heroine insecure, and they fall short of earning your sympathy. The characters have nothing in common and seldom carry on real conversation. The secondary characters, including the ghost, are wonderfully unique, which made their scanty development all the more disappointing. (Mar., 304 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley