If you want to experience futuristic romance the way it was meant to be, storm the nearest book store and demand a copy of this electrifying tale of soaring adventure and love triumphant.Rarely has an author so mesmerized her readers as does the wondrous Ms. Davis, whose innate sensitivity to all the human heart can be makes her a dreamspinner of unparalleled magic and joy. An author of uncommon brilliance, Ms. Davis takes her rightful place as one of the romance genre's most extraordinary storytellers.

Skypirate Dax Silverbrake is infamous throughout the galaxy for his daring strikes against Coalition forces. Time after time, he and the fanatically loyal crew of the Evening Star tweak the tiger's tail and get away with it. He asks much of his followers, but nothing he is not willing to give himself.

It is therefore quite understandable that he should lead the effort to rescue the ship's mascot Rina from a misadventure that has landed her in a Carelian prison. But it is her cellmate, Califa, a prisoner considered so dangerous that she wears a gold Coalition collar, who is the real prize of the foray.

Can this mysterious woman be trusted with the desperate secrets of Dax's haunted heart, not to mention the fate of the rebellion itself?

(Feb., 384 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
M. Helfer