The blaze that night at her family’s pizzeria changed young Reena Hale’s life in more ways than one. Neighbors and relatives would pull together to help the Hales get through the crisis and rebuild. The Baltimore authorities would arrest the arsonist responsible. But as Reena gazed into the... read more
Reena Hale's destiny was shaped in the destructive--yet fascinatingly beautiful--fire that leveled her family's pizzeria when she was young. Now an arson investigator, she finds her strength and wits constantly tested--although sometimes the job seems like a snap compared to her love life. But... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Reena Hale's destiny was shaped in the destructive--yet fascinatingly beautiful--fire that leveled her family's pizzeria when she was young. Now an arson investigator, she finds her strength and wits constantly tested--although sometimes the job seems like a snap compared to her love life. But she can't always blame the men. After all, a soot-caked woman barking orders and smelling of smoke isn't the biggest turn-on in the world. Then she meets Bo Goodnight, who seems different. He's been trying to find Reena ever since the long-ago night when he glimpsed her from afar. And now that she's close enough to touch, he has no intention of letting go.
Nor does the man who has begun to haunt Reena's life--with taunting phone calls and a string of horrifying crimes. And as Reena tries desperately to trace the origins--of the calls, the fires, the hatred aimed in her direction--she will step into the worst inferno she has ever faced ...
“"Hey, don't blame my breed for the stupidity of yours."He turned his head, widened his eyes. "You a woman, Hale?""Why do I always get the wise guys?"”Renna and Smithy
“"You want to take a look at the pattern up here?" "You just want me to haul my old ass up that ladder."”Reena and O'Donnell
“"What are you talking about? Can you please translate your strange female language into words I can comprehend?"”Bo to Reena
“"Do you want to be with me, Bo?" He threw up his hands, the image of a frustrated, baffled male, "Standing right here."”Reena and Bo
“"Can't you medical sadists come up with stuff that doesn't burn down to the frigging bone?"”Bo to Xander
“"Talk is our euphemism for yelling and swearing and occasionally throwing breakables..."”Xander
“"This isn't the time to be such a damn man." "Until I grow breasts, I'm stuck being a man."”Reena and Bo
“"I hope you have a seizure, and it makes you stumble all around the room so you cut your feet to ribbons on broken glass." "Love comes in many forms," he muttered.”Reena and Bo
“"When a bad penny gets stuck in your shoe, it's smart to dig it out before you end up half crippled."”Patricia Azi to Reena & O'Donnell
“"Sex, sex, sex, that's all the woman thinks of. Thank you, Jesus."”Bo
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