As a child, Kerry Murphy lost her mother and nearly her own life in an arson fire. Today she is a crack arson investigator paired with an evidence-sniffing dog. But the closely guarded truth is that it's Kerry's own psychic gifts that solve cases.

Brad Silver is on a quest after the murder of his brother and sister-in-law by an arsonist known as Trask. Despite his own formidable psychic skills, Silver needs Kerry's help to stop this madman.

Once Kerry taps into Trask's nightmare world, she can't turn back. For Trask, meanwhile, this deadly duel only adds to his enjoyment of his plans.

Adding new layers to the multifaceted world she created in previous books, Johansen introduces two original and complex protagonists. This intense and scary story will keep readers hanging on for dear life. (Apr., 325 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith