Treating victims who have been struck by lightning is therapist Piper Jordan's specialty, but nothing prepares her for dealing with Clayton Chase. A famous photographer, he survived nature's worst, only to wake up next to his dead wife--with no memory of how he got there or what happened.

Tried for murder but not convicted, he's awaiting another trial--and trying to sort out for himself what happened on that dark night. Spending time with Piper and her son, who also escaped a brush with heaven's fire, is the only thing that seems to help. But Piper's as frightened of what he's beginning to remember as Clay is himself, and she has scruples that prevent her involvement with a client.

Though the subject matter is interesting and unique and the mystery plot is sound, the main characters fail to engage--particularly Piper. Though she and Clay generate a few sparks, they don't work well as a couple. The secondary cast is far more intriguing. (Sep., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer