Director: Peter Ellis
Montoya pulls out all the stops to
greet the new Ambassador from the King of Spain. The Ambassador arrives
complete with his own newspaper man and quickly announces he has come to
Santa Helena to bring the Queen of Swords' head back in a glass jar and
collect the king’s reward. Ramirez is an arrogant ambitious politician
with close connections to the Spanish crown. He makes no secret of his
plans to take over Montoya’s position in Santa Helena once he has shown
up the Colonel by capturing/killing the Queen.
Ramirez arrogantly shows even less concern for the rights of people than
Montoya, taking over the Alvarado hacienda for his own use and attempting
to abuse Marta. The Ambassador quickly enlisted Grisham in his plans
against Montoya and in his plot to destroy the Queen.
Ramirez plots to kill the Queen and have Montoya recalled to Spain in
disgrace, the Queen and Montoya attempt to protect themselves and Santa
Helena from the Ambassador.
Helena fall into the hands of a man who makes Montoya look like a
benevolent ruler? Or has the Ambassador underestimated both Montoya and
© 2001 Gail Allan