Mira, Feb 2003, 6.50, 384 pp.
Mayor Jessica Kincaid of Dallas still misses her late spouse though he died four years ago. She especially feels her loss since she began receiving obscene calls and email, and nasty packages. She has not told the police because she wonders if the two cops she suspended or the chief she fired are behind the incidents. Her best friend Veronica Nash has her husband Thurman, owner of a security firm, arrange protection. Thurman visits his old Secret Service buddy, Brant Harding, hiding as a recluse in Arkansas. Brant says no though he wants to go to Dallas to become part of the life of his teenage son Elliot. Thurman blackmails Brant into taking the job by reminding him he owes him.
Reluctantly, Brant travels to Dallas and interrogates Jessica on the police suspensions, the hostility of council members, and a controversial land deal. As Brant struggles with making head way with an angry Elliot, he works hard to keep Jessica safe from an unknown assailant. While living and working in proximity, they fall in love, but the mayor of a large city and a wilderness hermit apparently has no chance for a permanent relationship.
HIS TOUCH is an action-packed fun to read romantic suspense starring two intriguing characters.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner