It's a new day in Black Falls. The small Vermont town
finally feels safe againâ€”until search-and-rescue expert
Rose Cameron discovers a body, burnt almost beyond
recognition. Almost. Rose is certain that she knows
the victim's identity . . . and that his death was no
Nick Martini also suspects an arsonist's deliberate hand.
Another fire killed an arson investigator in California
months ago. Now the rugged smoke jumper is determined to
follow the killer's trail . . . even if it leads straight
to Rose. Nick and Rose haven't seen each other since they
shared a single night of blind passion, but they can't let
memories and unhealed wounds get in the way of their
common goalâ€”stopping a merciless killer from taking aim
straight at the heart of Black Falls.
I've been a fan of Carla Neggers for years but I found this book a little disappointing. It's hard to imagine that the small town of Black Falls, VT could have as many murders as this series has explored. Rose and Nick spent one memorable night together but she wants to forget. Nick can't forget it and wants to develop their relationship. The killer will work to prevent them from deepening their relationship and exposing his identity.
If you haven't read the entire series and remembered it, it will be hard to keep all the characters straight. (Leanne Davis 1:02am March 6, 2011)