THE FALL OF ROME
Ciotta strikes gold with this fast-paced western. The characters that readers loved in her Wild West series are back
in this intricately plotted story, which has hero and a heroine who fight like cats and dogs.
The child that may or may not be Rome's is more important than life itself to her. Now, Frankie's life is in danger, thanks to the outlaw who didn't like it when she left him. To catch the outlaw, she must team up with the handsome and seductive Rome, who's not the same old "let's get drunk and get in bed" cad she fell in love with. (Medallion, Jul., 325 pp., $7.95)