Taylor Grant, burned out big city reporter, can t believe his eyes The gypsy sprite kneeling beside him, as fresh and winsome as a child, has healed a heart attack victim simply by touching him It s a terrific story but Katie Riordan s not talking She s incensed when he publishes the incident anyway, attracting to her hordes of curiosity seekersand one threatening phone callerAppalled because he s hurt her, Taylor offers helpand finds enchantment in her arms Exotically endearing, demurely provocative, Katie brings new life to his weary world He hungers for what she possesses, while doubting it even existsand fights to protect her from a dark, encroaching danger