cover image Eyes of Fire

Eyes of Fire

Heather Graham Pozzessere. Mira Books, $5.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-55166-089-9

One can always count on Pozzessere (Slow Burn) to come through with an intricately plotted narrative that keeps the pages turning. Her writing style is clear and to the point-a delight to read. Here she takes readers into the Bermuda Triangle, to a private resort island owned by Samantha Carlyle. The island is a diver's paradise, surrounded by sunken ships. One ship, a Spanish galleon called the Beldona, was the particular obsession of Sam's father, who disappeared while searching for it. Because of the Beldona's sad past, Sam isn't interested in locating it, though she suspects she could if she tried. Apparently someone else thinks she has inherited her father's expertise, and tries to kidnap her only to be foiled by the unexpected appearance of Adam O'Conner, a former cop with whom Sam had a brief affair years earlier. The flame is reignited with enough steamy lovemaking to fog up your reading glasses. Pozzessere gives each of the resort's guests multiple motives, making them all likely suspects in ongoing kidnapping attempts. Trying to figure out what to pin on whom takes up most of the reader's time, but it's time well spent and rewarding. Combining the puzzle of the Bermuda Triangle and some man-made shenanigans makes for a mystery that stays a mystery all the way to the end. (Oct.)