Heart of the Bear

Book one in the Guardian Investigations Series

Detective and psychic Hannah Lightfoot is nearing the end of her three-month administrative leave since right before Christmas. You see, Hannah’s main power is psychometry, the ability to connect to another through touching an object they have previously touched. Her captain lets her use her abilities on the job, but when he was on vacation all hell broke loose. She was working with the local FBI unit on a kidnapping case. When she tried to explain that she knew where the child was, no one would believe her. So, taking matters into her own hands she told off the lieutenant and the special agent in charge. While heading to rescue the missing child, when his captors finally killed him, Hannah blacked out and drove her department vehicle right off the road. Needless to say, she was forced into a no pay administrative leave.
Since the end of her leave is almost over, she is forced with a tough decision to make of whether she wants to go back to being a Detective on the San Francisco Police Department or find a new career path that utilizes her psychic ability. While visiting her grandparents in Simi Valley, CA, she hopes that she can come to a decision regarding her future. Unfortunately, she doesn’t receive any answers during her visit there.
She decides that the best place to find her answers will be to leave the city and head to the family’s cabin in the Sierra Madres. Once there she is greeted by an unwelcomed visitor who has found his way into her family’s cabin.
Who is this unwelcomed visitor? How did he find his way into the cabin? How does Hannah react when she sees him? Does she finally receive the answers she is looking for while staying in the cabin?
Ms. Spencer Pape has penned a marvelously entertaining story that I know her readers will enjoy. The storyline was very creative and quite unique. I loved the Native American referencing she sprinkled throughout the story. I was pulled into the storyline from the first sentence and the author held my attention to the very end. I also enjoyed how some of the characters were psychically inclined and Ms. Spencer Pape wove their abilities fascinatingly well throughout the plot. I assure you that as my heart skipped a beat during a few of the dramatically intense scenes, so will yours. This is a must read for any reader.

Book Blurb for Heart of the Bear

Book one in the Guardian Investigations Series
She can see into the minds of criminals, but can she find her way into the heart of the bear?
Detective and psychic Hannah Lightfoot heads to her family’s mountain cabin to make some hard decisions about the future of her career. When she reaches the cabin she finds it already occupied—by a handsome naked stranger.
Shape-shifter Evan Maddox is her brother’s friend and partner. After a night of unbelievable passion, they work together to rescue a kidnapped child. He believes in Hannah’s gifts, but can he trust her with his deepest secrets? Maybe even with his heart?

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2008 5.00