Delacorte, Jul 2003, 21.95, 311 pp.
Wyoming Special Agent Antonio Burns once killed three people in an incident that went so bad that he still wonders what else he could have done. Though his reputation thanks to the media pounding is that of "QuickDraw," his superiors assign Burns to protect state prosecutor Cali Morrow from a stalker
The job seems easy on the surface or perhaps more descriptive the side of a cliff, but Antonio finds his personal life interceding. He is attracted to his charge while he has trouble with the woman he loves. His brother, an escaped con, is also climbing the Grand Tetons. Finally the stalker may even be a fellow law enforcement person. With all this closing in on him, Antonio plays mountainside chicken against Cali as his only escape.
The game of chicken is an incredibly written subplot that will leave the audience in either awe or debate the sanity of the two participants. The stalker plot is typical of the genre, but on the other hand his sibling in many ways steals the show with a fresh perspective on family values. Readers will appreciate this delightful suspense thriller that slyly gives new meaning to cliff hanging especially as Antonio goes over The EDGE OF JUSTICE.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner