SLOW BURN

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Entrepreneur Kate MacKenna owes her life to the Wonderbra her sisters forced her to wear. Because she snuck into the woods to pull off the instrument of torture prior to an outdoor event, she was not killed by the explosion that destroyed the party tent. When another suspicious explosion occurs with Kate in the vicinity, best friend Jordan Buchanan decides that some- one is trying to kill her, so she sends her brother Dylan to protect Kate and find out what is going on.

Dylan, a Boston detective, is recovering from wounds received in the line of duty, so he has time to spare. At first there seems to be no motive for the murder attempts, until Kate learns she's in line to inherit some $80 million. Which one of Kate's depraved, long-estranged cousins is trying to kill her?

One of bestseller Garwood's biggest strengths is her marvelous sense of dialogue and humor. When jumping into one of her incomparable romantic thrillers, all you can do is hang on for the wild ride. Enjoyment guaranteed! (Sep., 368 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith