The blaze that night at her family’s pizzeria changed young Reena Hale’s life in more ways than one. Neighbors and relatives would pull together to help the Hales get through the crisis and rebuild. The Baltimore authorities would arrest the arsonist responsible. But as Reena gazed into the fire, beheld its brutal beauty and destructive power, her destiny began to take shape. 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.…
Author, Nora Roberts was born Eleanor Marie Robertson, on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland. For more than three decades Roberts has published more than 200 titles in the romantic novel category. She wrote her first story during the blizzard of 1979, when she was snowed in at her home. The first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published just two years later. Then, the next two years brought 23 more published novels, and she finally caught the public's eye in 1985. That last novel, "Playing the Odds" gave Roberts a "fan favorite" status and transformed the romance novel category.
Roberts has two sons by her first marriage, and married her second husband, Bruce Wilder, in 1985. From 1991 to 2001, all 68 novels she published made it onto the New York Times best seller list. In 2000 alone she had 13 best sellers, several making it into number one. She also writes futuristic romantic suspense under the pen name of J.D. Robb. Many of her novels have been adapted into TV movies. She was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame on 1986. She currently owns the Inn at BoonsBoro in Boonsboro, Maryland. The suites are each inspired by and for romantic couples from books. FYI......she has a fear of flying and is an ardent baseball fan.
I loved this book so much that I'm hoping Nora Roberts adds a sequel - it was a great read!
I usually like to read the book before I see the movie, but I did it backwards this time. I still found the book much more telling than them movie. A very good listen
This is my first book from Nora Roberts and my last one. She started the book developing the character of Reena, smart, with a mind of detail, memory and skills for listening and researching. But the time she was 31 all these skills are gone, during this years she had several relations and they all had problems with smoke, they died, or the car got destroy, but not she did not even smell the problem. Joey some one that was in prison 80 of his life was smarted that her, plus he was invisible, he can pass around all the cops from town and no one will see him.........well the last 3 CDs are so annoying that i wonder how the book got 4 stars.