Teenager Morgan Tallchief's life is full of promise. A good student and an Olympic-caliber runner, he's wildly in love with Kathleen Rider. Then in a horrible instant, it all collapses when Kathleen and her family die in an explosion and Morgan loses his motivation for life and love.

Seventeen years later the woman he has mourned all of his adult life shows up in his yard with their 16-year-old daughter, Patricia. A shocked, angry Morgan demands to know where Kathleen has been all these years.

Kathleen has been part of the FBI's Witness Protection Program. By testifying against Paolo Benini, her father placed the mobster behind bars for life. The night the FBI forced her to abandon Morgan was the hardest moment Kathleen ever faced. She tried to run away several times, but the FBI and her parents refused to listen. After her father's recent death, Kathleen and Trish are officially no longer part of the program, but someone still stalks them. With nowhere to turn, Kathleen follows her heart back to the man she has always loved.

Morgan's protective instincts kick in when he finds a homing device in Kathleen's car. Morgan will be damned if he will lose Kathleen a second time.

Enduring love is the center piece of this soul-stirring novel that celebrates the human spirit. Ms. McCall's talent makes this a pleasure to read. (Apr., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith