COLD AS ICE
Fast-paced, sexy fun, Stuart's latest
has an over-the-top, dastardly villain who is, perhaps, a touch more interesting than the hero. But otherwise, this book should please Stuart's fans. For those unfamiliar with her work, this book is probably not the best place to start -- an older title might be better.
Postponing her trip to Costa Rica to secure billionaire Harry Van Dorn's signature on some documents is initially a minor inconvenience to attorney Genevieve Spencer. But Van Dorn insists that she remain on his yacht overnight, and Genevieve reluctantly agrees. She soon regrets it.
Van Dorn isn't the jovial host he seems to be; he's a terrorist bent on unleashing something known as the Rule of Seven on the world -- and he's capable of doing anything to see his plans come to fruition. Genevieve's only ally is Peter Jensen, an operative for a covert organization trying to stop Van Dorn. But Jensen is as single-minded as Van Dorn -- and just as likely to kill, if necessary. (MIRA, Nov., 368 pp., $6.99)