All Bella Quintera has to do is keep herself and her revolutionary A.I. (artificial intelligence) "Fran" safe until the Turing Competition in London in a couple of weeks. Once Bella and Fran have the validation of winning the international A.I. competition, Bella hopes publicity will be their protection.

But that's easier said than done. National Security agent Daniel Champlain is highly concerned when Bella's name comes up in connection with a group called Cyber Soldiers and the mysterious Lokus. Daniel exposed Bella's father as a fraud four years ago and their brief and stormy love affair was shattered in the aftermath.

Bella doesn't trust Daniel or his organization. She's worried that if they discover the truth about Fran, they will confiscate her. Regardless, someone is definitely sabotaging her life. As the incidents become increasingly dangerous, Bella is going to have to make a choice. Trusting Daniel may be her last option.

One of the most innovative and creative writers on the romantic suspense scene today, Nance always delivers stories that leave you breathless. Jigsaw's suspense-driven plot balances multilayered characters with lots of dark intrigue and a touch of dangerous passion. (Apr., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith