"Brilliant Techno-Thriller from Nance!"
Kathleen Nance is a beautiful writer. She has been doing
some great series with the Immortals, distant children of
the Old Greek Gods, and the Djinn series. But she really
hit her stride with Day of Fire last May, the second book
in the successful 2176 series for Dorchester Publishing.
The Book blew me away! Nance is a near poetic writer, so
that she wrote one of 2004 best Sci-Fi Romances really
showed the range of her talent. She dazzles me again with
this tale of Techo-Thriller Suspense, leaving me believing
there is anything Nance cannot write!
Agent Daniel Chaplain, a computer specialist is running an
intercept on a terrorists' computer transmission when it is
interrupted by a message from Lokus. Lokus is a `cyber
soldier', a premiere hacker. This is not the first time
Lokus has caused problems with an operation Chaplain was
involved in and he would like to see him shut down. When he
sees the name Isabella Q on a sex chat board on a web page
of Lokus, Daniel has the odd feeling this may be a woman he
was in love with once. His Bella betrayed him four years
ago when he proved her father falsified important
scientific data. Following her trail, he heads to Michigan
to check on Bella, fearing that Bella just might be Lokus.
Daniel arrives on the scene to save Bella's life. She was
driving home on an icy road when her car is deliberately
run off the road. Daniel's timely appearance saves her
freezing to death. She is hiding `Fran' and artificial
intelligent computer. She created it using her father's
original plans for which he was accused of falsifying
information. She plans on dropping the bombshell of `Fran'
at an expose in a month's time. Only Lokus has learned of
Bella's plans and that she has `Fran' and plans to steal it
from Bella and will do anything to get it. Only Daniel
stands between Bella and Lokus, but Bella cannot trust him
after what he did to her father. However, `Fran' seems to
Nance delivers a taught sci-fi/techno thriller that has a
relentless pace right to the finale.
It has the same rock' em, sock `em power that Day of Fire
delivered, the same nail-biting, cannot-put-down storyline
that never forgets the romance. Nance is clearly showing
she can deliver a powerful story, with wit, a touch of
humor and heart that sets her above others writing in this
genre. A powerhouse of a book that just should not be
Posted April 15, 2005
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted November 27, 2006
SHE'D PUT HERSELF IN HIS HANDS BEFORE...
Headlights in a blizzard, a car following too close, too fast, left Bella Quintera wrecked by the side of the road. Such reckless driving, especially in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, seemed ominous. The identity of her rescuer confirmed Bella's fears. Years before, Daniel Champlain had been her lover, but the relationship was one she strove to forget. The NSA agent's rugged good looks still haunted her- as did his betrayal.
BUT NOT HER LIFE
She'd watched him destroy her father; now Daniel demanded Bella listen. She was in danger. He wanted to know about her new creation, about its implications for national security. What she'd designed was worth killing for; but was a master criminal truly after her-or was it Daniel, again pursuing his ambition, thoughtlessly flipping her life upside down? The peril was real, no game like the jigsaw puzzles she made in her spare time. And this puzzle had missing pieces: the ones that showed whom she could trust.