With the law on their side and a love so strong it is sacred; soul mates Miguel Stephens and Casey Mc Conoughy reunite while investigating the theft of Aztec antiquities. From modern Mexico City to tropical Acapulco, Sacred Fires paints a story of greed, betrayal, revenge, and love.
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ďWhat more could you offer me?
The implication in his impish smile annoyed the life out of her. ―Donít even suggest it.
I donít know what youíre thinking. I simply mean we can work together. Miguel grimaced a moment. ―This is my job, and I intend to do it.
And I intend to do mine, Casey countered. ―Iím employed to investigate news on the art world. This is a story on stolen art, and thereĎs a chance a revival cult may be involved. Have you heard of any unusual killings recently?
Miguel averted his gaze.
Casey tapped her toe with impatience as she waited. ―Well, have you?
No, he said. ―Crime is not that unusual in a huge metropolis.
Do you think the mob is involved? Casey pumped for information.
This is highly sensitive, and Iím not willing to share information with you. So, I suggest you pack your bags and head back to New YorkÖto whatís his nameÖJim Richardson. Iím sure with his fatherís influence you can pull a few strings.
Casey waved her hand as if swatting a fly. ―I donít intend to go back to New York right now. I intend to finish my assignment. And as for Jim, heís none of your damn concern.
―Fine, Miguel snapped. ―Stay out of my way!
She watched him storm off, leaving her to fume inwardly.
Barbara offered her a sip of her bottled water.
―No, Iím fine. Thanks. She took a deep breath and released it before adding, ―After all, this is a job, and no one is going to stop me.
―You canít be so sure, seŮorita.Ē Barbara went ahead of Casey and hailed a taxi for their return to the hotel. ―You have quite an opponent in such a one. ItĎs too bad he is muy guapo, handsome. Ah, I would not mind tangling business with pleasure.
Casey stared at her translator a moment then followed Miguelís retreating figure.
So, the man of mystery not only captivated her in more ways than one, it turned out he was a government agent. One who didnít want to work with her and wanted her to leave. The last thing she needed in her life. It only meant trouble.