Loving the terrorist. Risking it all.
Miriam is forty and frustrated. In an attempt to enhance her living-just-to-breathe life, she joins some neighbours protesting a highway bypass that will destroy Eagleridge Bluffs. Not only are the Bluffs her special sanctuary, they’re also the beautiful home of rare and endangered plants and animals.
The protest gains the support of environmental organizations including the attention of a group of eco-radicals lead by an enigmatic young man named Zaahir.
Miriam is mesmerized by this charismatic leader and sees him as someone that can save her as well as the Bluffs.
But is Zaahir just using Miriam to help him further his radical political agenda? As legal channels fail and civil disobedience falters, Miriam is seduced into the murky world of eco-terrorism.
Rod Raglin is a journalist, photographer, keen environmentalist and author of nine self-published novels, a collection of short stories and two plays. He lives on the west coast of Canada.
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Zaahir – an exotic species dropped into a foreign environment. For Miriam it's lust at first sight.
He was, Miriam searched for the right word—exotic, yes, that was it. Like a beautiful tropical species dropped into a foreign environment. Naked to the waist, his slim, cinnamon-brown back toward her, he stood at the edge of a precipice as if poised for flight. Cargo pants hung on his lean hips and a colourful bandanna was knotted as a headband around his spiky platinum-blonde hair.