by Kathleen Nance

April 2005
ISBN: 0-8439-5491-4
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Mass Market Paperback

Bella Quintera finds herself having to trust a man that had once let her down by questioning her honesty. After four years of building her character and her career, she finds herself still thinking about him even though she struggles with herself to forget her lover. She also has a secret and it just might kill her to keep Fran from the wrong hands. Her Dad, Lionel Quintera, knows about Fran but will he make the mistake of hurting Bella once again? He needs to make things right with Bella as well as the place he worked for years ago. Will his confession help or hurt his bond with his daughter?

Daniel Champlain works for NSA, a government agency that works to serve and protect our country. While on an assignment in Detroit, Bellaís name appears in an adult chat room. Itís a chat room that is known for terrorists to communicate. It seems as if Bella has gotten herself in with a group of bad people. He knows now he must travel to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It will be a long dangerous winter drive filled with snow and ice.

Daniel arrives to find Bella has been run off the road. He has to make her understand she is in danger and to trust that she is not lying to cover up a conspiracy. But she will only tell him so much. Someone or maybe it is two people are playing a game and they want Fran. These people do not care who they use to get what they want even if it means the death of her dad, Fran, Daniel or Bella. They would like Fran alive though.

Will she trust Daniel enough to tell him about Fran? If she does will Daniel trust Bella too? Will they be able to find out who the evil person or persons are? How many will die from saving Fran? Also will Daniel and Bella be able to admit their love to each other before it is too late? Will Lionel confess what he has hidden for four years so that the past can be left where it should be?

You may be wondering who Fran is. You will have to read the tangled story to find out. I enjoyed the book for it did keep me on the edge of my seat. I also have to say that since I am from the Michigan area, it made it much more fun for me to read. Kathleen Nance has told a great tale that not only involves trust and love but the Jigsaw of "who done it" is there too. Once you get to the middle of the book you will not want to put it down.

Reviewed in August 2005 by Theresa.

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