Author: Maureen Fisher
Publisher: Lachesis Publishing
Reviewed by: Cheryl C. Malandrinos
The Jaguar Legacy is an outstanding, gripping, and suspense-filled novel by first time author, Maureen Fisher.
Charley Underhill’s journalism career has been put on hold thanks to a series of strange panic attacks. Searching to get back on track, Charley travels to a Mexican archaelogical dig hoping to grab a great story, which will resuscitate her career and give her enough money to put her alcoholic mother into rehab.
When Charley arrives unannounced, Dr. Alistair Kincaid is less than thrilled. His reputation has been ruined once before, and the last thing he needs is some nosey reporter poking around. But the next plane won’t arrive for a week, so they are stuck with each other.
The plane also left behind another package–Kincaid’s ex-wife, Leila. He’s even less happy to see her, especially after the way she betrayed him. But Leila thinks it might be time for a reconciliation.
Kincaid’s reputation as a ladies man makes Charley want to keep him at bay, but she can’t deny her attraction to him. After Kincaid and Charley negotiate terms on an interview, he turns on the charm, hoping the feisty, beautiful Charley will keep his bed warm for the next week.
Dangers at the dig site erupt as Kincaid and his team get ever closer to uncovering an ancient Olmec city, and Charley’s panic attacks kick into overdrive, leading her to wonder what connection the attacks have to the site. As Kincaid’s field director warns him that disturbing the site could put them all at risk, Leila’s late night walks through the jungle leave Charley concerned about what she might be up to. And as Charley’s attraction to Kincaid grows, she wonders if she can do what is necessary to save her career and her mother from certain death.
Outstanding and Powerful! The Jaguar Legacy by Maureen Fisher had me hooked from the first word to the last. Fisher has woven ancient mysteries, past lives, and pure evil, into a story that left me begging for more. These characters were so well-developed, the storyline so well-written, the setting so perfectly described, that I felt I knew these people and followed them along their journey into darkness.
I eagerly await Maureen Fisher’s next release.