Mira, Aug 2003, 6.99
Award winning nature photographer Carine Winter strolls along the White Mountains of New Hampshire on the thirtieth anniversary of the death of her parents on COLD RIDGE. Suddenly, shots are fired at her, but seem more of a warning than an effort to kill her. Childhood friend Tyler North, a para-rescue officer sees the attack and helps Carine escape down the mountain. Ty and Carine start seeing one another, fall in love, and become engaged, but he breaks it off one week before the ceremony.
Several months later, Carine works in Boston photographing the renovation of a Victorian mansion when she comes across the murdered corpse of security officer Louis Sanborn. The evidence points towards security consultant and Ty's friend Manny Carerra. Calling in a favor, Manny asks Ty to keep Carine out of the unsafe scenario. While Manny goes it alone ignoring his wife and son, Ty and Carine realize they still are in love with one another, but will he tie the knot this time and will she give him a second chance?
Readers will question why the original attack team scaring Carine did not kill her, but will remain engrossed in the action of the tale. The initial romance between Ty and Carine is glossed over except in flashback references as ancient history but the love between the lead couple seems real. The story line is exciting and never lets up until the killer is identified. Fans will also wonder if they survive, will the hero walk down the aisle this time, but to know the answer requires reading the novel.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner