Native American ranger Tally Nowata is at home in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming when she and colleague Laney are sent to rescue two stranded climbers. But it turns out to be a set-up, and Tally is hit by a falling rock and Laney is stabbed.

Before Tally can return with rescuers, Laney disappears. Tally becomes the prime suspect and, complicating matters, Tally's young daughter Bess is missing. Tally realizes that her past in Australia has come back to haunt her. Three years ago, she became the permanent enemy of Rayburn Smythe when she put an end to his illegal business enterprises. Now he seems to have found her and taken her daughter hostage.

Nyala's latest is intriguing and suspenseful. Readers are completely immersed in Tally's quest to find her daughter. Though injured and facing frostbite, Tally's attempt to overcome almost insurmountable odds to best Rayburn and recover her daughter results in pulse-pounding, no-holds-barred adventure. (Sep., 350 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick