When a serial arsonist known as The Fire Dancer strikes in the wilds of Arizona, Tess Masterson finds she’s jumping out of planes into roaring, angry wildfires more often. When her family ranch is threatened, Tess swallows her pride and turns to an old rival, Chase Huston, for help.
This was the first book I have read by Colleen Coble. Her writing style is fresh and fast-paced. The tension between the hero and heroine is strong until they begin to forgive and see the good in each other.
There is no lack of conflict in this plot. As soon as Coble introduces one problem, there is a new problem in each succeeding chapter, which builds the suspense of the plot. At one point I began to wonder, how much more can these characters take? Simultaneously, Coble layers the book with sections of the villain’s insanity. I liked the way the main story is written in third person, while the villain’s point of view is always in first person. There are a few hidden surprises at the end as one would hope in a suspense thriller and Coble doesn’t disappoint.
Toward the end, Chase’s faith becomes clearer, but I am never sure where Tess stands in her faith. Her character grows and matures into forgiving Chase and comes to peace with her past. Overall, this book is a very entertaining and enjoyable read. I give “Fire Dancer” four stars.