Blue Eriksen is a famous forensic archaeologist based at Northwestern University. She and her team are traveling the globe, testing mummies to research the use of hallucinogens in the development of ancient religions. Armed with evidence from ancient peoples, Blue has become convinced that psilocybin--a hallucinogen derived from mushrooms--can prevent or cure drug addiction. She hopes to develop testing and treatment centers.
Leeuwarden Associates is the cover name for a deeply secret international organization that facilitates the production, delivery, and sale of illegal drugs worldwide, much as OPEC facilitates the sale of oil. Leeuwarden considers Blue a long-term threat and sends Felix Hacker--one of their enforcers--to kill her. Blue has no idea she's being stalked and prepares for a dig high in the Peruvian mountains...
Praise for Other Eyes:
"It would be hard to imagine a more riveting opening than the one D'Amato delivers here--a toddler crawling across a heavily trafficked interstate highway. And the action keeps building..."
Praise for Barbara D'Amato
“D’Amato keeps her characters and her readers constantly on their toes.”
“Every new D’Amato is worth waiting for.”
“Along with her talent for dreaming up wild, whizbang climaxes, Ms. D’Amato has a talent for creating refreshingly complex characters."
“D’Amato’s stories are hard-hitting, gritty, witty, and wise.”
“All of D’Amato’s storytelling skills are here—a lightning-fast plot, engaging characters, deftly dropped clues and an earthy Chicago atmosphere."
--Publishers Weekly on Help Me Please