If you like female characters who are strong, funny, and real, then you’re going to love Kay Riley, a Chicago cop wrongly accused of a terrorist bombing, and on the run for her life. A wiser woman might flee the country, but Riley is determined to clear her name. Armed with a quick wit and some friends who don’t mind breaking a few laws, Riley becomes an amateur vigilante. Can she stop the killer before they strike again?
Jerry Pace, a burn-scarred botanist struggling for tenure at UCLA, thinks the friar was delusional. Jerry’s best friend, the historian who just acquired Sylvestre’s journal, disagrees. He plans to retrace the expedition’s footsteps, and wants Jerry to come with him. Jerry refuses, until he spots a stain between the journal’s pages–a stain that could only have been left by a plant that died out with the dinosaurs. Now he has to find that plant.