Layla will be a slave to no one, but what is she willing to do when captured and inimitably imprisoned in Sierra Leone? Melinda Parker creatively spins a twisted tale of deception and intrigue in The Spectre of Layla Gary. When the mad scientist Dr. Conner McCleary falls in love with Layla, he experiments on a plant with powers to sustain her life for hundreds of years. But this fountain of youth comes with spirits from the underworld. Though a few are good, most are conniving and evil. When the doctor injects Layla and himself with Suah, Layla's youth, beauty, and vitality are restored, and they gain wealth beyond their dreams. However, the doctor soon realizes the unintended consequence of the drug: Layla and Conner will turn into Suah plants themselves unless he finds a way to stop their bodies' slow photosynthesis. Layla gains the trust of the wisest Suah spirits, realizing she will die without its essence while Conner refuses to give her Suah. She must beg for Suah every three months as her bones start to splinter under the young skin and muscles he's recreated. Is she a slave forever? She won the hearts and minds of his wisest Suah spirits with the survival tactics of psychological warfare her father taught her after two tours of Vietnam. She's prepared to survive any war, disable Conner, and fight the rest of his spirits to have time to find a rare Suah plant in Africa. Her freedom and survival depend upon it. Can she succeed? Is Layla the killer she's trained to be? Embark on remarkable mission in The Spectre of Layla Gary.
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|Size: ||1.7 MB|
|Publisher: ||Tate Publishing|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781633060081 (DRM-EPUB)|
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