A Burning Touch

A Burning Touch

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by Patricia Ryan
     
 

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Mansfield, New Jersey, is burning up building by building--each fire more devastating than the last--and it's Detective Jamie Keegan's job to bring the "Firefly," as the arsonist has dubbed himself, to justice. He balks when his captain orders him to consult the beautiful and enigmatic India Cook, who claims to be a psychic, and who can't bear to be touched. Convinced…  See more details below

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Mansfield, New Jersey, is burning up building by building--each fire more devastating than the last--and it's Detective Jamie Keegan's job to bring the "Firefly," as the arsonist has dubbed himself, to justice. He balks when his captain orders him to consult the beautiful and enigmatic India Cook, who claims to be a psychic, and who can't bear to be touched. Convinced she's a con artist, Jamie tries to deny the chemistry simmering between them as he and India work together to stop the Firefly before he can strike again. Original publication date: January 1996.

"Ever a master of characterization and sexual tension, Patricia Ryan creates a sizzling suspense about the thin line between passion and anguish sure to heat up our reading pleasure!" --RT Book Reviews

"A steamy, sizzling, and thoroughly entertaining novel that allows the audience to partake in the adventure romance of a lifetime. The pacing is swift and the unfolding storyline provides a fascinating glimpse into a world where psi comes together with arson to create a bonfire of passion. Way to go, Pat Ryan!" --Affaire de Coeur

"A tale so full of fiery emotions and blistering passion, not to mention the wonderful characters, I closed the last page with a huge smile on my lips." --Rendezvous

"The most remarkable aspect of this novel is the author's empathic treatment of India's [psychic] condition. This situation creates some unique sexual tension, including the well-handled description of desire in a man's mind. Women reading romances are occasionally treated to token narratives about passion and desire from a hero's point of view. Author Patricia Ryan takes that point of view one step further, with fascinating results. Readers will not want to put this one down until they have reached the satisfying happy ending." --Gothic Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013340787
Publisher:
Hawkley Books
Publication date:
10/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
128,651
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder. Her novels have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. A RITA® winner (for Silken Threads) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan. Pat’s Evil Twin, Pamela Burford, is also a published romance novelist.

To find out more about Patricia Ryan’s award-winning romances and romantic suspense, including special projects, excerpts, and sneak previews, subscribe to her email newsletter by visiting patricia-ryan.com. Most issues features free and deeply discounted ebooks by Patricia and other bestselling romance and mystery authors.

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A Burning Touch 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
silly_stardust More than 1 year ago
A Burning Touch is just great. Both India and Jamie are compelling characters, who struggle with their own pasts. They have to work together in order to solve a rash of arsons, which of course rubs cop Jamie the wrong way. Patricia Ryan's writing is strong and compelling. I highly reccomend giving this book and all of Ryan's work a try.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
A lot Happens!! This is my first book by Ms. Ryan and I loved it. I won't go into the plot, as it has been explained already, but this is a wonderful story. My heart ached for India and all the sadness she had in her life. Jamie, was pig headed over India's gift, but you soon learn why. There is love making, but it is tender, sensual and not of the erotica type. I loved the feather in the story, oh how I could visualize it!!!! I bought this book as part of the bundle, called Bodyguard, which is a great deal - 5 author's - no cliff hangers. This is a great read, well worth your time and money. (ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, well worth the money.
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