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TRACKING MEDUSA
DEVON ELLINGTON
ISBN# 9781611246063/ 9781611248296
June 30, 2014
Amber Quill Press
www.amberquill.com
Paperback/E-book
$11.38/$5.25
300 Pages
Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Detective, Action, Adventure
Rating: 5 Cups

With his confidence destroyed by a failing relationship and a patchy work history, academic researcher Justin Yates is not expecting to meet the woman of his dreams on the steps of the New York Public Library. Nor is he expecting to join her on an intense search around the world for a priceless artifact and a murderer. But days after first laying eyes on the beautiful Dr. Gwen Finnegan, Justin finds himself hopping a plane to the UK, with dangers both human and paranormal following close behind.

A mature and successful woman, Gwen Finnegan is as confident as she is stunning. Not only is she a famed archaeologist, she is also a practicing witch. After the murder of her colleague and lover, she is certainly not expecting to become involved with the cute, younger man she meets on the steps of the New York Public Library. So imagine her shock when she sees Justin’s face in a vision, and realizes that he has a part to play in her quest to solve a decades-old mystery and recover a stolen statue of the legendary Medusa. Whether Justin’s part will be business or pleasure…time will tell.

In an action-packed adventure that takes them from one side of the world to the other, Gwen and Justin race against time to not only find the priceless Medusa statue, but to uncover the truth about the friends and colleagues Gwen thought she knew. It is an adventure in which Justin will discover that magic, fantasy, and legend are more real than he ever imagined. And it is an adventure in which both Justin and Gwen will have to learn to trust each other, if they want to save themselves from death. Or worse.

What a wild ride! There was no shortage of action in this book. I enjoyed the growing relationship between Gwen and Justin. Not only was it passionate and entertaining, but the twist of the mature older woman and the insecure younger man was refreshing. The archaeological theme was fascinating, and the characters were well drawn and likeable. The one heads-up I would give readers is that the paranormal themes in this book seem to be written for an audience familiar with the genre. As one who has not read much paranormal fantasy, I felt a little out of the loop, and would have liked a bit more explanation at times. That aside, Tracking Medusa is a thrilling story, with a page-turning romance woven seamlessly into an intense, well-structured plot. Worthy of five cups.

Veronica
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