First published Jan, 1989
Gift of Fire
Verity Ames, small town restaurateur, is involved in a passionate affair with Jonas Quarrel, Renaissance scholar turned dishwasher.
Feeling that Jonas is underutilized, Verity signs him up to authenticate a sixteenth-century Italian villa on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Why pass on the opportunity to investigate the past and include a romantic getaway.
On the island, passions flare and events turn deadly. Someone does not want Verity and Jonas to discover the truth.
Originally published January 1989 by Popular Library and reissued July 1993 by Warner Books.