Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dancing with Fire-Susan Kearney

Dancing with Fire
Susan Kearney
Tor, Jul 2008, $6.99
ISBN: 9780765358455

When her mom died four years ago, the oldest daughter Kaylin Danner gave up her dream of dancing on Broadway to help her dad Dr. Henry Danner raise her younger sisters in Tampa, Florida. Now twenty-four years old and a bit old to be starting on stage, the ballet dance instructor plans to take a chance. However fate intervenes when her dad’s lab explodes with him inside.

Soon afterward, someone breaks and enters into the family home vandalizing the place in search of something. Kaylin assumes it is her father’s scientific work involving bio-diesel fuel. She turns to her father’s business partner, Sawyer Scott to help her keep her siblings safe. However, though ruthless adversaries want the formula so they kidnap Kaylin’s sister.

Even before the lab explosion and subsequent inferno, readers will feel the heat between Kaylin and her father’s younger partner Sawyer, which sets the tempo for an exciting timely romantic suspense thriller. The fast-paced story line never slows down as ruthless people want to possess at any human cost the bio-diesel fuel formula the late Dr. Danner and Dr. Scott were working on. The support cast enhances the strong romantic thriller as Susan Kearney turns up the Florida summer heat with this exhilarating fiery tale.

Harriet Klausner