The Conjugal Wife by Ray Johnson

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"“Perhaps the most exhilarating experience in all the world is being in bed with a murderess. Every man who has the opportunity should do so at least once in his lifetime.” These were the curious and dangerous thoughts of a man by lust possessed. The man was Dalton Nordstrom, a handsome and engaging man who seemingly had everything life has to offer: the type of man that it is hard to buy a gift for because he appears to have everything already. Lanetta is the intoxicating woman that caused Dalton to think so foolishly, to act with blind abandon.

Like Dalton, Lanetta also has many attributes; the most striking of which is her beauty. But it is impossible for beauty to fully blossom behind prison bars. Is Lanetta really a murderess? The courts say she is, but she claims to be blameless. Lanetta’s sister, Quilla, believes in her innocence. Quilla is just as beautiful as Lanetta, but cut from a different bolt of cloth: a righteous bolt of fabric, rather than cloth woven with menacing threads of narcotics and robbery. A dangerous triangle is forming, a convicted murderess, a rich businessman and a religious sister. It is difficult to envision anything good coming from this disparate trinity.

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Josh Donner is the American attorney. Cardinal Mondial, a Brazilian, is the ambitious Prince of the Church. Mei Chan is the exquisite and mysterious Chinese assassin. Three diametrically dissimilar people, from three different continents, all focused like powerful lasers on a central locus. The object of their intense interest is Strella, a beautiful novice who resides in a convent in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Strella is both a virgin and pregnant, an impossible dichotomy. Strella was left on the convent steps when only hours old. Raised as a child of the Church, her sheltered life within the ivy-covered walls of the convent is about to be disrupted by tidal forces powerful enough to change the course of history. In the wrong hands, controlled by unscrupulous people, Strella and her virgin-born child could easily shift the balance of power in the modern world.The In Vitro Madonna was originally published in Europe.  Ray Johnson likes to refer to his books as “verbal movies”. Like his two previous novels, The Jericho Compact and The Great Everlasting, The In Vitro Madonna carries the reader along a swift river of mystery and intrigue. A good novel, like a vintage wine, is to be savored and enjoyed at leisure, hopefully in front of the fireplace of life. A novel should leave a pleasing aftertaste on the palate of one’s soul. Ray Johnson was a military officer and law enforcement officer and draws upon life experiences to weave credence into his spellbinding novels. His stated goal is to keep his readers wondering until the final paragraph on the final page. He achieves that goal in The In Vitro Madonna.
Published September 2, 2004 by Xlibris. 380 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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