All of her life, archaeologist Quin Mallory has known she's different. Raised by her two aunts in a crumbling mission in Peru, she's happier there than anywhere else in the world. The same goes for the mysterious Jay Lomax, a man Quin saw in her dreams long before she saved his life.

After 10 years away, Quin returns home and finds that some things have changed—but much has remained the same. Her feelings for Jay are as strong as ever, and now she knows they're mutual. Have they loved before, in another life?

When an earthquake exposes the ruins of an ancient temple near the mission, Quin seizes the opportunity to explore this possibility, and with Jay's help, seeks out the source of the place's power. Their lives—including her aunts'—may depend on finding it.

Brand's extraordinary gifts as a storyteller are very evident here. This story is a rare and potent mixture of adventure, mystery and passion that shouldn't be missed. (Mar., 336 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer