Behind Ramon de la Guerra's dark eyes throbbed the memory of his lands, stolen by the uncle of the beautiful Americana Caralee. Sworn to reclaim what is rightfully his, he rides by night as the ruthless outlaw, El Dragon. In a moment of rage, he steals Caralee away to his mountain lair, and there reveals a secret that could cost him his life--and his heart.
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Currently living in Missoula, Montana, Kat Martin is the bestselling author of over fifty historical and romantic suspense novels. More than fifteen million of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty-one foreign countries, including Japan, France, Greece, Argentina, China, and Spain. Before she started writing, Kat was a real estate broker. During that time, she met her husband, L. J. Martin, also an author. Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in anthropology and also studied history. "I love anything old," Kat says. "I love to travel and especially like to visit the places where my books are set. My husband and I often stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It's fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a by-gone era."From Publishers Weekly:
Martin's latest (after Devil's Prize) explores the aftermath of the Mexican-American War and its effect on California circa 1850. The nebulous laws aimed at settling land disputes between the Mexican Californios and the Americanos allowed some Anglos to steal vast quantities of California land. This story is about one such Anglo-Caralee McConnell's uncle-who has staked a claim to Rancho del Robles, the ranch owned for centuries by Ramon de la Guerra's family. Ramon, determined to "set things right, to find justice with or without the Anglo law," fights back under the guise of El Dragon. A midnight raid on the ranch nets him Caralee, who becomes his unwilling hostage and later his unwanted bride. Despite a contrived and predictable ending, the author's colorful overview of the awakening of California, its people and their way of life makes this a worthwhile read.
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