Wiesner's hero, Vincent, appears to
be a creepy stalker who monitors the heroine's every move under the guise of protecting her. It's little wonder that Kira -- whose vacillating feelings for him are confusing -- tries to get out from under his thumb. Kira and Vincent's mysterious past could be exciting, but the characters separate to find information, and the story falls flat.

Kira Gunn can't remember her past. Her only solace is her career and her right-hand man, Vincent Carson. Vincent has worshiped Kira ever since he rescued her 15 years ago. But revealing the past would open a can of worms Kira can't handle and unleash a monster organization that could destroy them both. (Whiskey Creek, Jul., 361 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sarah Wethern