Jack OMalley gives all hes got to his job as a firefighter, especially when an arsonist endangers the lives of those he cares about. The clock is ticking and answers need to be found, but what will it cost? Will Jack be able to keep his menand Cassie Ellissafe?

There is a quiet side to Jack that Cassie is drawn to. Shes been hurt in the past and isnt ready to trust anyone, but Jack might be different. But will her chance of recovery forever be hindered by Jacks desire to protect her?

THE PROTECTOR, grittier than the other books in this series and equally as gripping, will not disappoint readers. Dee Henderson does her homework and we reap the rewards of a heated, more-than-satisfying tale. (Oct., 336 pp., $11.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston