"Exhilarating fiery romance"
Because of the many fires well above the norm especially a
deadly one that has ripped through Hidden Cove New York,
Mayor Johnson requested the State investigate. The Office
of Fire Prevention and Control sends Eve Woodward to learn
what is going on in the small community. Her first hunch
is that Fire Chief Noah Callahan is on the take receiving
kickbacks that have led to equipment failure and
inadequate building inspection.
When Eve meets Noah's youthful "wife" and "child", she
realizes he further fits the profile of a corrupt
firefighter, as his spouse is young enough to be his
daughter. However, as she becomes acquainted with Noah
and observes how everyone in his sphere thinks highly of
him she begins to wonder what is really going on
especially when she learns that his "wife" is his daughter
and his "child" is his granddaughter. Soon a fire burns
between the investigator and the target, but that does not
prevent Eve from seeking the truth even though it keeps
adding up to the undeniable fact that Noah is the culprit.
ON THE LINE is an exhilarating fiery romance that centers
on the investigation, but also enables the audience to
taste the danger of firefighting. The story line contains
two romances including one between two fire fighters who
deserve a second chance as well as the conflict of love
vs. duty starring the ethical lead couple. Although
the "motives" for all the troubles seems too minor when
compared to the cost (ten dead in the Sinco fire -- see
AFTER THE FIRE), readers will appreciate this dynamic
homage to real heroes.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 12, 2004