The Passion of Juan Miguel
The 2nd book in The Juan Miguel Series
It is nine years later and not only has Juan Miguel lost his love, Marguerite, to a brain disease but he also has buried several of his identities. Primo the Bandido is dead and he no longer uses his real name, Juan Miguel. But he has found it useful to climb back into the skin of Martin Zamora the worldly dandy, whose smooth, elegant exterior provides a safe haven in his time of grieving.
He and his daughter, Annabelle, have been traveling the world for a year when they land in Galveston to take in a performance by the great actor, Edwin Booth. Juan Miguel is recognized by his old friend, Father O’Rourke, who talks him into helping striking dockworkers in their struggle against the forces of greed and corruption, the shipping magnates. As Jean Marc La Blanc, a Cajun fisherman, he soon becomes embroiled in the fight.
Juan Miguel finds it more and more difficult to juggle his identities, especially after meeting two beautiful young women who reawaken the sexual passions that have lain dormant since Marguerite’s death. He has to choose between the sweet one who sees into his soul and the one with the storm raging behind her eyes.
Infused with Juan Miguel’s love of opera, his daring exploits and his uncanny insightfulness, The Passion of Juan Miguel continues the saga of an uncommon hero.