A cold-blooded killer with a burning obsession…
Rachel de Luca has a bad feeling about the new woman in Detective Mason Brown's life, the nurse taking care of him after he's injured in the line of duty. She'd like to think it's just jealousy, but intuition tells her it's something more, maybe something dangerous.
Mason knows Rachel's wary of commitment, and asking her to stay when he's in this condition would be the worst thing for their relationship. Then they receive chilling news that drives everything else from their minds.
Mason's psychotic sister-in-law has escaped from custody, putting her sons—the nephews he's raising—in the crosshairs. When his house is burned to the ground, he and Rachel are relieved that there are no bodies in the smoldering rubble, but now his nephews are missing and the clock is ticking.
As Mason and Rachel try to find the boys, she senses a new and unexpected danger stalking them. Soon, everyone close to Mason is in deadly peril—Rachel more than anyone….
Shayne's fourth Brown and de Luca romantic mystery (after Innocent Prey) is as smart and clever as its predecessors. Self-help author Rachel de Luca and sometime psychic and detective Mason "Mace" Brown are just winding down after a lovely evening when they spot a raging house fire. Gawking neighbors say there are kids inside. The words ignite Mace's adrenaline, and without regard for himself, he sprints into the house, emerging moments later with a child under each scorched arm. Their mother, Rebecca Rouse, dies in the fire, and police and fire officials suspect arson set by estranged husband and father Peter. While the ever-foulmouthed Rachel curses herself for not responding in kind to Mace's L-word declaration, danger lurks as the arsonist aims for the hottie detective. Shayne keeps the plot moving by alternating chapters from the perspectives of Rachel, Mace, Mace's sister-in-law, and the killer. In lesser hands that technique might fail, but not in this diverting nail-biter.
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I have read all of the Rachel & Mason books. Start with the first one and read forward because each one is Awesome. Wonderful plots, characters & suspense! Believe me, this is high praise coming from someone that reads all the time.
Another awesome installment to the Brown and De Luca series…While I don’t want any bad happening to them, I really hope there is still more to come.