Caroll knows what suspense readers want: brave characters in exciting occupations, nonstop action, political intrigue and a dose of romance for that added zing. Even when readers figure out the villain, they will stay riveted to their seats as the plot unfolds. A keeper!

U.S. Marshal Roark Holland's mistake cost innocent people their lives. Desperate to show his superiors he can do his job, he's disheartened when given a rookie assignment to transport a transplant heart to the hospital. Everything changes when his plane is fired on and forced to crash-land.

Used to treacherous weather and dangerous terrain, search-and-rescue helicopter pilot Brannon Callahan is called in to save the passengers on the plane during the blizzard. However, somebody doesn't want the heart to make it to the hospital and is willing to kill to keep it from happening. (B&H, Feb., 320 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Chandra McNeil