The Rainy Season

The Rainy Season

Book - 1999
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"It's a gray, wet winter in southern California, and Phil Ainsworth is alone. The sudden death of his young wife has left him shaken, and he gets eerie sensations as he roams around the big, old house he inherited from his mother. He's sure he's seen people snooping around his property, by the old well that, in this wet weather, always seems ready to overflow. How much is real and how much is in his head? That's the question." "A late night phone call brings more bad news: Phil's sister has died, leaving her ten-year-old daughter Betsy an orphan and naming Phil as guardian. It seems like a bad time to bring a child into this unhappy house, but Phil had always promised he'd take care of Betsy - and now she's all the family he has left." "What he can't know is that Betsy is a very special child. She has the ability to sense the powerful emotions of the past, to hear the voices of the dead, and to see the uncanny powers that are closing in around this house."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780441006182
0441006183
Branch Call Number: FAN BLA
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 22 cm

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In southern California, underground aquifers lie hidden for years, then in the rainy season, vanished pools and springs suddenly reappear and flood. One pool turns out to hold more than water. Inevitably, once what is happening is understood, the foolhardy and the corrupt try to use the pool deliberately, with lethal results for themselves and others. Phil Ainsworth adoption of his late sister's child and the legacy she brings with her, put both in peril.

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