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.
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)