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Choose between a dashing, sophisticated but missing hotel tycoon or a sensual, enigmatic but shiftless beachcomber?
That is the dilemma that Nebraska first grade teacher Amy Andrews finds herself on the lush tropical island of Palmaltas where she has gone to be maid of honor for her best friendâ€™s wedding.
The family of Peter J. Harris has issued a statement to the media pleading for help and information in locating the missing heir to the Harris Hotel chain fortune. Mr. Harris, age thirty-five, represents his family in Palmaltas as the CEO of the Marisol Hotel, which was established here by his late father P. D. Harris, an American hotel entrepreneur. His mother, Alma GutiÃ©rrez Harris, who died five years ago, was a notable figure in Palmaltas religious charities.
Mr. Harris, a native Palmaltan born and raised on the island, is a familiar figure at prominent social events. His sudden disappearance four weeks ago on April 21 left his family and colleagues stunned.
The police have stated that there is no indication that Mr. Harris left the island either by air or by sea. His sister states that none of his personal belongings is missing. His suite in the Harris mansion, which is across the street from the Marisol Hotel, appears just as it did on the day before his disappearance. The police have continuously combed the island, and, as yet, have found no trace of the missing billionaire.
Both family and officials deny that anyone has contacted them regarding a ransom. "He just seems to have disappeared into thin air,â€ cried his sister, Lisa Harris Rivera.
However, his fiancÃ©e, the stunning Marla Hunter, director of a New York modeling agency, stated that she is positive that Peter will return soon. "He is much too responsible to abandon his business, his family, and especially me,â€ she declared with confidence yesterday at a press conference.
Palmaltas resort area
Tricia Lee is a native Oklahoman who has lived in Southwestern United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Spain, and England. A former Spanish and art teacher, she has written articles for Seasons for Writing, a newsletter for writers, and has had published a short story in Boysâ€™ Quest Magazine. She was a humor, travel, food columnist for a bilingual Web site. Amorous Ambush is her second novel published by Wings. The first, A Caribbean Summer, was published April 2007.
A Caribbean Summer: "That was the fastest I ever read a book. I like how you keep the reader trying to figure out what is really going with everyone.â€ -- Sandi Braudrick, a firefighter who loves to read
"A Caribbean Summer was a very entertaining book to read. I got caught up in the story, and found it hard to put down.â€ -- Cheri Smith, columnist for Caney/Soldier Creek Community, The Madill Record
Amorous Ambush: I totally enjoyed this book. I found myself anxious to get to the next page. It was very interesting and pleasant to read. The characters were very believable and refreshing. It captured my attention in the beginning and I was so pleased with the ending. I hope there will be a sequel as I felt like I got to know the characters. -- Cheri Smith, former correspondent for Caney/Soldier Creek, The Madill Record
Amorous Ambush: A love story with mystery as East meets West. I loved the story. I read most of the book one evening and finished the next morning. -- Patty Fulfer, correspondent for Caney/Soldier Creek, The Madill Record
Book Publisher: Wings e Press
No. of Pages: 306
Paper Weight (lb): 13.0
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