Newly discovered, never-before published novel from a master writer!
Flor Ortega has lived many lives. She has been the estranged daughter of an American former CIA agent, a secret sister, a poet, a lover, a passionate revolutionary.
She strikes passionate loyalty into the hearts of some, and hatred into the hearts of others, but one one thing is certain: No one who crosses her path is left unchanged.
Her ailing father orders two of his people to retrieve her from Mexico, archeology professor Thomas Bryan Avila and lawyer Caroline Warren--who find her missing, taken by a military squad calling themselves "La Noche Triste."
The two soon find themselves entangled in the complex political, religious, and geographic history of the region. For one it is home, the place of his birth and of his beloved archeological dig. For the other it is a land more foreign than she had imagined. Together they must find Flor Ortego before it's too late, but to do that they must answer an important question: Who is Flor Ortega? Or, perhaps more importantly, what is she?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alfred Coppel was born in Oakland, and served as a fighter pilot in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. After his discharge, he started his career as a writer. He became one of the most prolific pulp authors of the 1950s and 1960s, adopting the pseudonyms Robert Cham Gilman and A.C. Marin and writing for a variety of pulp magazines and later "slick" publishers. Though writing in a variety of genres, including action thrillers, he is known for his science fiction short stories and novels.