Created by Linda Howard
Linda Howard's Cry No More (2003) ain't your average "romantic thriller," and MILLA EDGE ain't your average romantic heroine.
The first chapter prolgue guarantees that we're in for something decidely darker than the usual frothy potboiler -- we're introduced to our heroine and her handsome (naturally) doctor husband, David. Milla's strolling through a marketplace in sunny old Mexico where Doctor Dave is posted, happy as can be with her new born baby, just basking in all kinds of maternal bliss when the child is ripped right out of her arms, never to be seen again.
Fast forward, ten years, and Milla's life has been ripped to shreds -- she's divorced and considerably hardened, the obsessed founder and head investigator of a privately-funded organization called Finders, that wages war against the international cabals that traffic in stolen children. For Milla it's personal -- she throws herself into every case, and is willing to do almost anything in her relentless quest to rescue stolen children.
And then an at first anonymous tip leads her back to Mexico, and a possible lead to the mysterious one-eyed man who stole her own missing child.
Yes, romance rears its ugly head in Cry No More (Howard is a romance writer, after all) as Milla is torn between two powerful men, each of whom seems to have his own ulterior motives, but at its heart, this book is about a lot more than that -- it's a often-compelling and emotionally wrenching tale of love and loss, grief and faith and, yes, vengeance and violence.
Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Dying to Please, Mr. Perfect, Now You See Her, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith (December 2003)