TV anchorwoman Lynn Nelson needs some serious bonding with her 14-year-old, Rory, who is drifting away. To repair the relationship, Lynn offers to chaperone Rory's Utah wilderness camping trip.

Mistake one: joining a wilderness trip when you don't ride a horse. Mistake two: using an outfitter whose owners and guides are handsome and distracting, especially to 14-year-olds.

When a cliff ledge collapses, trapping Lynn and Rory, outfitter owner and former ATF agent Jess Feldman rescues them, but they must walk out of the canyon on their own.

Their adventure takes a terrifying turn when they stumble across a mass ritual murder at an old mining site. Jess, Lynn and Rory must run for their lives from the deadly cultists.

Young Teresa and her brother Elijah may be the only survivors of Reverend Robert "The Lamb" Talmadge's carnage. Teresa's knowledge of the cult may be their only chance to survive and prevent an even larger blood bath.

Brilliant Ms. Robards pulls out all the stops with this tour de force that leaves readers begging for more. Non-stop action combines with humor and romance to deliver her best book to date! (Jan., 336 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith