FIRE AND ICE
Proving yet again that humor and danger are a winning mix, Garwood entices readers with sizzling adventure punctuated with memorable characters. Her protagonist's head-butting with the hero is a hoot as it segues into enticing passion. The journal narrative woven into the story moves from intellectual excitement to downright creepiness. A genuine Garwood gem!
After interviewing narcissistic runner William Harrington prior to a Chicago race, Sophie is baffled when Alaskan authorities notify her that he has been eaten by a polar bear. As she looks for answers, Sophie's friends insist she take along protection in the form of sexy, if irritating, FBI agent Jack MacAllister. (BALLANTINE, Jan., 336 pp., $26.00)