This Ancient Evil by Dorothy Daniels
published by Lancer Books
THE BROODING GHOSTS
Verna Ward was worried. Worried ... and determined
in spite of her fear.
A strange, apparently supernatural menace had taken
hold of her best friend, Lucia. Elusive and silent by
day - she walked by night and performed rituals to
the Aztec gods whose pyramid temple loomed men-
acingly over the Mendoz ranch.
Verna had to find the explanation - no matter what the
cost of her own life and wonderful new love ...
Unless Verna Ward plans to handle some highly toxic liquid I don't know why she is wearing those awful gloves.
Several years back I worked for the kind of research and development company where there were almost as many men in military uniforms as there were people in lab coats, and I can tell you that her gloves are pretty heavy duty for a chick wearing a bow that's wider than her waist.
But maybe the bow is so large to help minimise her waist and the gigantic "Umbrella Corporation" gloves are to distract from the crazy-ass giant bow. Maybe her whole fashion statement is a variation on the "Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" thing and if we were able to see her feet it would just get WAY uglier.
I'd sure like to think so!