Sargeant's scrupulous research
coupled with terrific writing makes
this a sensational and engrossing
story. Mistrust, confusion and anger
are balanced with humor and sexual
tension as a fire investigator and a newspaper reporter teeter between love and hate. Sargeant pens such exhilarating novels, her literary
career is surely on fire.

Sharon MacCabe enjoys being an investigative reporter until her boss assigns a senator's non-journalist nephew to replace her. Matthew Payton is the new captain charged with investigating a string of suspicious fires. His superiors are as quick to call the fires accidental as Sharon's editor is to threaten her with further demotions if she continues to go to the fire scenes. Together they battle cronyism, character assassination and murder attempts to uncover the truth. (Dafina, Sep., 288 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robin R. Pendleton