Lisa MacDougall is not your normal jewelry designer. Her genetic ability to sense which gemstones complement her clients’ chakras has made her famous. Increasingly, her job at Romanoff’s Jewelry Store in New York City has become uncomfortable with Andrei Romanoff’s aggressive sexual overtures. Her inheritance in Ben Lomond, North Carolina couldn’t have come at a better time. Lisa picks up stakes and moves to the Blue Ridge tourist town. Here she discovers her ability to read crystal energy is just the tip of the iceberg and that her Uncle Lon has left her more than just a quaint mountain property.
DEA Agent, Marco Santiago, is on the trail of the Verde Fogate drug cartel. A raid on a Miami warehouse goes bad, and all the DEA finds after months of planning is a lead to a lawyer in Ben Lomond, North Carolina and the words “green fire.” Marco and his partner, Saul Ramirez, head for the Blue Ridge Mountains to get to the bottom of what the cartel finds so interesting in Ben Lomond.
For years, the Verde Fogate Cartel has laundered its drug money through MinGemCo, the largest producer of quality gemstones in the world. MinGemCo’s rarest commodity is high quality emeralds. The news that emeralds with the quality of green fire seem to be coming from North Carolina threatens to devalue the company’s monopoly. Cartel leader, Manual Norda, traces the supply of stones to Ben Lomond and the property of Lon MacDougall. When Lon refuses to sell, Manual has him killed and hires local shyster, Beau Crawford, to buy the land at the estate sale. Neither Manual nor Beau expect a niece to show up and take control of the land. Now, it’s Beau’s job to convince Lisa to sell – – one way or another.
Formerly published by LTDBooks. This book is currently out-of-print, but can be found used online.