What do you get when you mix murder, a man-eating bear and a violent thunderstorm? A pulse-pounding romantic thriller from Howard, that’s what. With her patented blend of sizzling sex, heart-stopping action and humor, Howard places her gutsy heroine in the nightmare of a lifetime.
Angie Powell has no choice but to sell her floundering hunting business in rural Montana, thanks to Dare Callahan, who opened up a rival business. But Angie has one final hunt scheduled: a bear hunt arranged by Chad Krugman for one of his clients — though that’s not all he has planned. What none of them realize is that a 500-lb. black bear has gotten a taste for human flesh and is stalking the wilderness. Angie’s old friend Harlan has a bad feeling, so he convinces Dare to check on Angie. Dare realizes they soon will be fighting for their lives. (BALLANTINE, Sep., 352 pp., $26.00)