She would study, struggle, and walk the gauntlet to understand and master its terrible force - and one day become an investigator herself.
But she is not the only one fascinated by the flames. Someone else sees their power as well - and is obsessed not with conquering the fire but with controlling it, owning it, using it to exact vicious revenge.
When Reena achieves her goal and joins the arson unit, her strength and wits are constantly tested - though sometimes the job seems like a snap compared to her love life. One relationship after another has ended for her - some in tragedy or drama, some not with a bang but with a whimper. And she can't always blame them - after all, a soot-caked woman barking orders and smelling of smoke isn't the biggest turn-on in the world.
Then she meets Bo Goodnight, who seems different. He's been trying to find Reena for years, and now that she is close enough to touch, he has no intention of letting go.
Nor does the man who has begun to haunt Reena's life - with taunting phone calls and a string of horrifying crimes. And as Reena tries desperately to trace the origins - of the calls, the fires, the hatred aimed in her direction - she will step into the worst inferno she has ever faced...
©2005 Nora Roberts; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Romantic suspense queen Roberts lights up Baltimore's Little Italy with this appealing story of love, family, food and arson." (Publishers Weekly)
"Bean's versatile vocal range skillfully portrays male and female parts without hesitation." (AudioFile)
Good reader. Interesting story. Well-done characters. But some of the details of the events can get a little violent and gory. Not for someone who wants a relaxing read.
The detail given is fantastic, that the character took sooooo long to realise who was behind everything was very frustration.
The characters are interesting and well described.
I did enjoy the listen but it took almost too long to get going and almost too long to finish.
If, like me, you saw "Nora" and mistakenly thought "Ephron", run away fast. My fault, I know, but given that I didn't realize I was buying a romance novel and listened to the first hour thinking I was getting literature, I was seriously disappointed. Listener, beware.
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