Because of trauma in his past, Lannes Hannelore does not
like to leave his home. However, for his friend and writer,
Frederick, he agrees to do so. However, as he stretches his
wings one night -literally- Lannes comes across a terrified
and injured woman who alternately threatens, concerns, and
draws him. From being an isolated home-body to going on an
intricate road trip with a woman with no past but unnatural
skills, Lannes worries that getting too close to her may be
a trap or a mistake, like one that got him trapped before.
What happens when a woman who cannot remember her own name
has to delve into her history with a man she cannot bear to
Like all of her Dirk and Steele novels, Marjorie M.
Liu's THE WILD ROAD is an excellent adventure with lots of
passion, loss, healing, and intrigue. Newcomers to the
series may start with this one, but long-term fans will
recognize some other characters who appear along the journey.
Those who look upon Lannes Hannelore see only an
exceptionally handsome man. But his beauty is a prison,
locking the dark truth inside his tormented soul. For Lannes
is one of a dying race of remarkable creatures, hiding in
plain sight among earth's human masters. His existence is
solitary and sad-until the night he encounters a young woman
on a deserted street, desperate, frightened, with no memory
. . . and covered in blood. She has no recollection of who
she is or what she's done-and now she must trust a
mysterious stranger whose imposing presence masks a gentle
heart. Her need draws Lannes into a mystery that will cause
him to confront his worst fears and question everything he
believes-and compel him to risk his secrets for the one
woman who might well be the love of his life . . . or the
destruction of it.