Talia Norin, an equine veterinarian working in the vast foothill plains of Colorado, is still reeling from the untimely death of her fiance. Her veterinary practise is thriving even if her broken heart is not... and she certainly wasn't looking for love the day a mysterious stranger dropped literally into her life!
This man, grievously wounded and wearing the evidence of torture on his ravaged body, has no choice but to trust Tally with his safety... and his life! Using all her medical expertise, Tally is able to heal his wounds, but when he wakes up with absolutely no recollection of who he is or what happened to him, Tally has serious doubts as to whether or not she can heal his soul. That, she feels, is up to Jesse Rodriguez, the hired man she employs to manage her ranch, Wild Horse Mesa.
Jesse Rodriguez is a man with a gift. Claiming to see into animal minds, Jesse finds himself somewhat of an enigma, embraced by some, completely shunned by the scientific community... and even Tally has a hard time believing in the meta-physical world Jesse appears connected with. Still, when the handsome stranger Tally has named Mack begins to remember hints of a violent, dangerous past, she is forced to abandon conventional science and put her trust in Jesse's gift.
With Jesse Rodriguez's help, Mack remembers more and more... and what he remembers casts serious doubt on his innocence. Tally begins to question her own emotions, believing Mack to be the victim of a violent assault... and when new information begins to surface out of Mack's fractured mind, things may not be what they seem at all. Was she falling in love with a man... or a murderer?
And as if things weren't bad enough, someone is going around the countryside, shooting horses for kicks....
A Dangerous Ride, is a fast-paced gallop into the oft-times spiritual world of horses; where violence and intrigue intrude on a peaceful Colorado mesa. Where one woman's quest to do the right thing could very well end in tragedy!
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada in 1958, I have been obsessed with horses for as long as I can remember. Together with my twin sister, Patricia, I haunted local riding establishments, pestered neighborhood farmers and generally rode anything that would allow me on board. I spent the bulk of my youth at Silver Acres Riding Academy and got my first horse at fourteen--a half-broke, demented Saddlebred mare, who, when she wasn't tearing though pastoral vineyards with me, taught me infinite patience and self-preservation.
ÊÊÊÊSince then, I have worked in the horse industry in all manner of fields, including breeding, breaking and training, Standardbred racing, a college field-placement at Woodbine racetrack, a year of show-jumping and hunter trials in Surrey, England, and I was fortunate to work for a time in Pueblo, Colorado, on a relative's Arabian stock-farm. Upon returning home, I was bitten by the dressage bug and have stayed ever since.
ÊÊÊÊCurrently, I am focusing on improving my Trakhener/Thoroughbred mare's talents for advanced-level dressage and enjoy competing at local shows. When not riding or writing, I am usually pulling weeds in my garden or wandering around the back roads of Erin Township with my camera. A Dangerous Ride is my first published novel.