Sunday, February 28, 2010




Four college students believed they were making a statement. They were activists, fighting to preserve the environment by burning down a new apartment complex. But they didn't realize that someone was watching. A blackmailer hides in plain sight, using people's secrets for personal gain, and when this criminal sets his sights on the four young arsonists, he begins his most deadly game yet.

Firefighter David Hunter is devastated when he's too late to save a teenage girl from a Minneapolis fire. Authorities soon discover that it was a case of arson and homicide detective Olivia Sutherland and her partner Kane are assigned to the case. David and Olivia shared a night of passion some time ago, and sparks fly when they are drawn to one another again. But just as they begin to revisit that fateful night and address the events that tore them apart, David and Olivia are forced to pursue the blackmailer, whose horrific plans threaten to destroy those closest to them.


Karen Rose is a RITA Award-winning author who fell in love with books from the moment she learned to read, with Jo from Little Women and Nancy Drew becoming close childhood friends. She started writing stories of her own when the characters started talking in her head and just wouldn't be silenced. When she's not writing stories for readers, Karen writes stories for computers—programming keeps the other side of her brain out of trouble. She lives in sunny Florida with her fantastic husband, an avid fisherman,and two wonderful daughters who also love to read—:and write! Be sure to check out her website at

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When Olivia and Kane, her partner, are called to the scene of an arson, they discover that a young girl was found dead in the building. They need to find out if the girl was part of a group that set the fire, or was she just a victim of their actions? While working on this, however, they uncover something even more disturbing--a blackmailer who brutally stalks young people and in a blink of an eye, murders them!

This isn’t a hard enough case, but add to it one David Hunter, a hunky firefighter that Olivia just happens to know. And she knows him REALLY WELL! Olivia met David at her sister’s wedding and one thing led to another and they shared a passionate night together. It has been a while and but now in the same place, David has been hoping they might be able to meet up again so he can make some things up to Olivia that he should have handled differently. David has been seeking some peace in his own life and also deep regrets about that night.

While Olivia, and now David, try to deal with both this current mystery as well as their feelings, a demented culprit who masterminded the whole thing continues to rule over a group of young people to carry out his deadly wishes. Soon they are combing the city for a criminal mastermind who seems so close and yet they can‘t find him. Meanwhile, the killer continues to rule over the young people to do his bidding and strike again and again. The suspense of who is doing the killing and who is leading them, builds in yet another Karen Rose page-turning thriller. The killer is striking important people in the city and Olivia and David try to beat the clock to find him. When they do, readers will be shocked at what they find. Another suspenseful story filled with murder, greed, love, and making amends for the past will be yet another favorite Rose book for her many fans, myself included.


bermudaonion said...

I haven't read any of Karen Rose's work, but I have one of her books in my TBR pile - it sounds like I should get to it soon.

g.g. said...

I have read Rose's books before and this sounds like another good one!