By Mary Pat Tuxbury
Novelist Mary Pat Tuxbury of Florence, Montana, has tapped even deeper into the world of international intrigue compounded with affairs of the heart, and life and death, in Riley's Legacy , the second novel in her trilogy touching on the life of Amanda Collins, whose Irish fiancé, Sean Riley, is killed by a terrorist bomb in Dublin. Sean Riley's assassination turns Amanda's life upside down when, upon the reading of his will, she learns that she is the sole benefactor to the Riley Legacy – one of wealth, power, prestige and intrigue in Ireland. Amanda also comes to realize how little she knows about Sean Riley and the secrets that shroud Riley Manor. Then, in the wake of uncertainty and unsure of her newly-acquired position at the head of the Riley Legacy, Amanda journeys to Ireland and, upon encountering unexplainable intrigue there, turns to her friend and confidante from her home town of Missoula, Montana, Mary Murphy, to help her – and thus an element of new intrigue enters the story as the author takes you on a journey to see if Mary Murphy's insights can save Amanda.
Riley's Legacy follows Tuxbury's first novel in this trilogy – A Proper Cup of Tea – in which Amanda's near perfect life in Missoula disintegrates with the death of her ailing husband and she adopts the life of a working widow – until quite by chance she meets two charismatic men on two continents, attorney Michael Rafferty in Missoula and international businessman and Internet charmer Sean Riley in Dublin, Ireland. Issued in 6x9-inch softcover format, 188 pages.
ISBN 1-931291-43-8 Riley's Legacy – $14.95