by terrorists wanting governmental research secrets from him,
scientist Jackson McKay finds himself fighting for his life
and the life of his eight-year-old daughter. He escapes his
captives on top of a mountain thatís engulfed with flames from
a raging wildfire. Eluding his captives while trying to
escape the fires of the burning mountain and find his way back
to the cabin where his daughter is held seems impossible until
he stumbles upon Lauren Michaels.
smokejumper, finds she's fighting more than fires as she
quickly becomes involved with helping Jackson off the burning
mountain. Lauren, never one to run from danger, finds her
adrenaline levels thrown into overdrive not only from the fire
and running from terrorists, but also from the feelings
Jackson is awakening inside of her.
opened this book and saw it was over three hundred pages, I
thought this would take a while to read. I was wrong.
Under Fire opens up emotionally charged, and the
tension and suspense continues through to the last page.
Along the journey, secrets are revealed and new conflicts
arise. This is a fantastic novel and Beth Cornelison is a
fantastic suspense writer. Her characters were so
well-written that they all felt like major characters, no
matter how small their presence in the book was. None of her
characters were one-dimensional. Even the terrorists had
hearts and conjured feelings of sympathy from me. The
relationship between Lauren and Jackson, which evolved from a
need to expend built-up tension, did not take away from the
high suspense and intrigue of the story. Under Fire
is an exhilarating, high tension story and Ms. Cornelisonís
side effect warnings of racing pulse, missed sleep, and
nail-biting have been scientifically proven. I enjoyed every
word of Under Fire and I Joyfully Recommend it.